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geonuc
2010-Aug-20, 10:54 PM
Wasn't me, but someone had some nice equipment at the trailhead to Telescope Peak in Death Valley last week. The campsite is at about 8,000 ft with no light pollution.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4135/4911110861_88e6f67598.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/49925617@N00/4911110861/)
Sky watchers at the trail head (http://www.flickr.com/photos/49925617@N00/4911110861/) by geonuc (http://www.flickr.com/people/49925617@N00/), on Flickr

redshifter
2010-Sep-01, 04:05 AM
Very nice! Last summer I had the opportunity to bring my scope to Great Basin National Park. Most transparent skies I've ever observed under by far--9000ft elevation and one of the darkest locations in the US.