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.
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.
I had about an 6 hour drive ahead of me, leaving Washington but my excitement level was high. Clear skies is the forecast for Crater Lake in Oregon and I can’t wait to get there.
Leaving Montana and Glacier National Park was one of the hardest things I have had to do this entire trip. I have missed the mountains more than I thought I would, since leaving Colorado, and Montana
On day 12 I had one of my longest drives of the trip ahead of me, and the cloudy night before had me in a somber mood. But I was on my way to Glacier National Park so my spirits didn’t stay down for long.
With a great night out shooting the Milky Way, I woke tired but happy and eager to get to my next spot, South Dakota. My original plan for photographing South Dakota was to go to the Black Hills National Forest and see what I could get there, however I came across a different place
Another Milky Way-less night, I awoke cold and disappointed and quickly packed up to move on to my next stop, North Dakota. I had another short drive today to and though I have never been to North Dakota I have heard a lot about it and certainly seem some amazing pictures.
With the weather playing a much bigger role in my trip than I would have liked, I set off to the land of a thousand lakes, Minnesota, hoping once again for a clear night.