Aye! At least "next time" ain't too far off. ;P Its only a couple months away. I really need to find a place free of light pollution. Your deep, dark skies are amazing. I'd love to capture galaxies like Andromeda and all that in a wide field shot (which is completely impossible where I've tried so far, even driving over 40 minutes out of town, which is over an hour away from Denver itself...)
Thanks for that, looked it up and it I guess it's Orionids. Hmm...that's close to when the road up to Glacier Point where I shot this from may be closed, but probably not.
The thing is, the skies weren't even as good as normal, because of the local fires; there was a bit of haze in the air. So you're in the Denver area? I realize there'd be a lot of light pollution from the city, but in my ignorance I would have figured you could find spots closer; that's a shame! Maybe take a trip out to Zion or Arches? My friend and I are kicking ourselves for not trying night shooting when we were out there. Guess we just have to go back.
EDIT - Just googled some info, and it sounds like a hunter's moon will wash out many of the meteors for that; I may still try to shoot it though, as it'll help light up foreground interest like Half Dome or something else.