Galactic50: Halfway Report

Galactic50: Halfway Report

When I started my journey to photograph the Milky Way in all 50 states, I knew it was going to be hard. The drives have been long and the pace I set for myself has been brutal, but all that being said

Dark Skies of Iowa!

Dark Skies of Iowa!

Iowa was another state that I wasn’t too concerned with in regards to dark skies. Most of the state sits in a Bortle Class 4 or less, obviously except for the cities. For the sake of the trip and less driving time I found a great spot at Honey Creek State Park campsite and was pleasantly surprised with the sky and the beauty I uncovered in Iowa!

Dark Skies of North Dakota

Dark Skies of North Dakota

I found a campsite about 45 minutes south of Bismark, North Dakota. I was in a good area for minimal light pollution and was excited by my surroundings. The area was a very rural low population area and my campsite was right on the Mississippi, so I was very hopeful for some dark skies.

Galactic50: Day 27 Zion National Park

Galactic50: Day 27 Zion National Park

I am coming close to the half way point of my trip, and as we depart Las Vegas and head for our next spot, I can’t help but be excited. The next spot on our trip is Zion National Park, one of the darkest skies in America and with the Persiod Meteor Shower coming up, I can’t wait to get there.

Galactic50: Day 23-24 Reno Nights!

Galactic50: Day 23-24 Reno Nights!

With our day in Napa behind us, we moved on to the Lake Tahoe area. With it being the weekend and Lake Tahoe being a truly remarkable place it was impossible for us to find a campsite nearby, however we did find one at a neighboring lake, Lake Donner in California.