Looking down - looking up. I spent the weekend in Rocky Mountain National Park. At 12,200 feet up in the tundra, you can easily look down on a number of Rocky Mountain peaks below you, along with numerous glaciers, valleys, and lakes. When there aren't white-out snow squalls blowing through (as I got to experience for about half an hour earlier in the night. Quite a surreal feeling when your parked on a desolate road, alone, with a 3,000 foot sheer drop about 4 feet to the left of the car!

The sky cleared soon after however, and the moon set in the west leaving the stars to their regular nightly journey across the sky. That high up the thin air makes for incredible views of the night sky as well. Intense green and magenta airglow were seen just to the right of the Milky Way core.