Highway 80 east towards Reno, Big bend exit to Hampshire Rocks Road. Park off road and explore granite domes and boulders.
Since OP issued a Starry Night assignment, I thought I would use it as an opportunity to practice star trails. I had never attempted to get a picture of the milky way and had not intended to this night but I could see the contrast in the stars and thought I would experiment while I was out.
This is on Hampshire Rocks Road off Highway 80 in the sierras of California, near Cisco Grove. This is a 57 second exposure at f2.8, ISO 3200.