“Camped here at 8,500 feet to see the amazing solar eclipse August 21, 2017. Added bonus: the stars were incredible at night, some of the clearest and darkest skies I’ve seen. The stars and Milky Way were breathtaking, and the lakes reflected the celestial views above. Strenuous hiking to get there, but plentiful water on the Iron Creek trail, many scenic vistas, and wonderful camping spots abound. Bring a hammock, and warm clothes for cool nighttime temperatures! Highly recommended.”
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and founded EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. "Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers," she says.