The Shoshone National Forest’s Deer Creek Campground is located on the South Fork of the Shoshone River, 47 miles (75 km) southwest of Cody, Wyoming. The area is a popular spot for fly-fishing and ice climbing. In fact, this region of the Absaroka Mountains has the highest concentration of frozen waterfall ice routes in the continental United States. The campground is open year round. One EarthSky enthusiast said, “The sky is crystal clear here. There’s only a little light pollution to the east (Cody); and to the west, north and south is the huge Yellowstone regional area. It’s very sparsely populated. One night, I felt for a split second I was walking into space. It just took my breath away.”
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.