|The Milky Way|
I went on a hike around Buffalo Mountain just west of Silverthorne, Colorado. The first night we pitched camp on the trail to Red Buffalo Pass and I set my camera at 11,424 feet photographing the Milky Way throughout the night. Smoke from forest fires burning in California and Montana created a thick red haze throughout the day and a green shimmer at night. With clearing skies throughout sunset and in to the next day, stars blazed throughout the night above the New Moon's pitch black Rocky Mountains.
I time-lapsed the subsequent images in to a video below. Help preserve our dark skies...
|Camp at 11,400". Buffalo Mountain to the left.|
|My trusty Hubba Hubba with Red Peak in the background.|
|JetBoil Coffee... Yes|
|Red Buffalo Pass, the major trail from Silverthorne to Vail.|
|Red Peak and Alpine Lake|
|High Alpine Wildflowers still hanging on at the end of this parched and hot summer.|
|Milky Way over Colorado|