I am feeling refreshed, leaving Zion. I’m also very much looking forward to the weeks ahead. My next stop is Antelope Island on the Great Salt Lake in Utah.
After finding the best camping site of the trip so far, I settled into Zion and hoped for the best. Zion is a desert oasis! Unmatched by any of the landscape I have ever seen in Utah, Zion is truly a sight to behold.
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
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!
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.
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.
Coming up on almost a month straight on the road, and its beginning to take its toll on me. The heat in Lone Pine took a lot out of me and my buddy so we decided to take a night off and relax in beautiful Las Vegas.
We had a great night with some great friends, but today we are on to a place I have been worried about since I started planning this trip.
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.