Staring up at the night sky is one of humanity's last true links to the past. People have been staring up at the same, relatively unchanging night sky for millennia. With light pollution an ever-growing problem, we are losing this link to the past and we have to travel far from the places we call home to find these dark skies.
As summer has faded my thoughts run to my memories of the vast, clear skies of the Northern California. On clear days the skies seem limitless and the stars shine brightly as if they were a string of lights on a blackened wall. A year ago I was here. I was at the Angelo Coast Range Reserve in Branscomb, California. I don't have much to say about this place. Just, magical.