I arrived at the parking area at the top of Taylor Ave. just in time to jog up to the ridge top and catch the setting sun.
A White Tailed Kite flew toward the ridge top and fluttered in place as it scanned the hillsides for pray. It dove at the grass several times but I did not see it come up with any dinner.
I hung around well after sunset and played around with some long exposures, experimenting with using my headlamp to light-paint some rock features.
One thing I've realized over the past few adventures to Ring Mountain is how much I like it up there after dark. Especially on a moonlit night, as there are not many trees and the open hillsides and trails are easy to traverse. As I walked back to my car I stepped quietly and carefully seeing if I would come across any wildlife. Indeed I came across two black tailed deer who seemed caught off guard as I popped onto the scene.