18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
High Sierra Trail Milky Way

This summer, seeking to escape the quarantine brought on by COVID-19, my wife and I did a 5 day, 4 night, hiking trip along the High Sierra Trail in Sequoia National Park. This photo shows the Milky Way rising from our campsite at Mehrten Creek. In the photo, the High Sierra Trail from Mehrten Creek toward Bearpaw Meadow is in the foreground. The Sierra Nevada Mountain range is in the background.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Sequoia National Park, California, United States of America
Copyright: © Walter Chung