The Milky Way Arching over Crater Lake

I'd wanted for some time to get up to Crater Lake National Park in southern Oregon, and finally made it up during the new moon at the beginning of June 2013. The setting was not at all what I'd pictured ("really, you want me to take this photo teetering on the edge of a several thousand foot cliff?"), but it's a gorgeous place! Had two nights of clear, dark skies—and even had the green "airglow" that you see in the sky below the Milky Way on the first night! ("Airglow" is caused by chemical reactions high in the Earth's atmosphere.) Except for a bit more snow and a couple million fewer mosquitoes, conditions couldn't have been better!

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