Reach for the Stars is a unique collaboration between the Great Basin National Park Foundation and Great Basin National Park. We connect Great Basin National Park visitors, Great Basin youth, and anyone with access to the internet to Great Basin’s precious dark skies. Great Basin National Park is located in one of the last remaining dark sky places in the contiguous United States and is recognized as a Gold tiered International Dark Sky Park.
Thanks to Patagonia, REI, and the Nevada Northern Railway, the Foundation was able to raise $490 towards funding needed Search and Rescue equipment for the Park.
The raffling of two Patagonia backpacks, 1 REI backpacking tent, and 2 Nevada Northern Railway Star Train tickets, took place during the celebratory events on August 10 & 11 to celebrate the Great Basin Observatory's 2nd Birthday. Perfect timing, as we were also able to welcome Great Basin National Park's new superintendent, James Woolsey (pictured).