Highway 80 to Truckee, then to Donner Pass Road
I've lived in this area most of my life but did not know this spot existed until this summer. I decided to take advantage of a moonless night during summer and capture the Milky Way. I scouted this area the weekend prior then again before sunset and really liked this tree and knew the Milky Way would be rising behind it.
This is a pine tree with Milky Way at Donner summit near Truckee, California