Alpine Lakes, Dark Skies, Ancient Trees, One of the Southernmost Glaciers, Pictographs, Arborglyphs, High Desert, Highest Peak in the Snake Range, and encompassing Lehman Caves......(plus an epic cafe down in Baker. Fine dining, family style, classy booze. Kerouac's rocks.) Great Basin has a bit of everything.
Celebrate International Dark Sky Week by taking some time to explore "nature at night" at the Obed Wild and Scenic River International Dark Sky Park. For those in search of celestial sights, the Lyrid Meteor Shower will peak this weekend, and our Jovian neighbor the planet Jupiter rises in the eastern sky after 9:30 p.m. #internationaldarkskypark#obednps#nps101#starrynight
The night sky over Big Bend National Park is like nowhere else in the continental US and in 2012 was designated as an International Dark Sky Park.
Here we see the Milky way over the silhouette of Carousel Mountain.
Max has been getting up at 3am in order to get these shots for you!