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"After everyone went off to their tents nestled in the trees, Patches and I talked for a while as we watched the sun sink behind a black silhouette of mountains set in front of a flaming sky that slowly dimmed to darkness.
Venus and Jupiter were the first to pierce the fresh pallet of dark blue, and moments later the sky became silver with stars.
I spotted the constellations - Leo and Virgo - which happened to be mine and Patches's astrological signs - a magical way to end the day."
Shane took this time-lapse as the Milky Way made a full appearance over his camp spot above Crater Lake.
It’s totally worth losing some sleep to take in the golden hour of a Monument Valley sunrise.
The “lesser” known Lower Twin Lake is a seemingly private camping experience along the trail to the centerpiece of Lassen Volcanic National Park.