Hello fellow Alaskans--I just wanted to remind everyone to be extra careful when cleaning any kind of lenses, from eyeglasses to rifle scopes, and even the windshields on your vehicles. Wash them off in a stream of clear water or at least blow them off with air before wiping them at all. The ash from our beautiful Mt. Redoubt is very abrasive and will quickly damage the surfaces if it is wiped in at all.
Best Regards,