After graduation, my roommate Brett Varga and his beautiful girlfriend Natalie were planning on taking a road trip from Lake Tahoe, Nevada to Virgina Beach, Virgina, their hometown. I convinced them to stop at as many major national parks as they could while taking their time across the country. I was lucky enough to start them off with a two night stop in Yosemite National Park. I have been going to Yosemite since I was a child, so I knew the valley very well. I was able to show them more in two days than most people would see in their entire lifetime. When we arrived at 2am I looked up and saw the Milky Way like never before. It was significantly more bright here than it is in Tahoe…and at the lake we have little to no light pollution. If you can ever make it to the valley, I highly recommend it.