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"I remember this night and all I had was pure solitude. I can't forget just staring at the night sky thinking how lucky I was to be in that place and in that moment, in front of Denali reflected on the lake right before me.

Shortly after, the Aurora Borealis did not disappoint and completed my night!

This was truly one of the best nights I had and for a second I didn't have to worry about anything. Then I remembered where I was - in the middle of nowhere and realized that any wildlife could appear, tear down my tent, and eat me while asleep."

-Daryll Vispo @daryllvispo

 

Gear List:

Tent - MSR Hubba Hubba

Camera - Canon 6D

Awakening to Mule Ears

Big Bend National Park is one of the biggest national parks, it’s even bigger than Rhode Island. Yet it’s also one of the least visited parks which means if you’re looking for solitude and incredible night skies – this is the place to be.

Milky Way at Crater Lake

Shane took this time-lapse as the Milky Way made a full appearance over his camp spot above Crater Lake.

Twin Lakes Night Sky

These campers learned a valuable lesson in the San Isabel National Forest: always have the camera ready due to Mother Nature’s unpredictability.