Slide Show: West Virginia by Night, the works of Jesse Thornton

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Slide Show: West Virginia by Night, the works of Jesse Thornton
The Milky Way arches over Spruce Knob, the highest point in West Virginia, in one of 20 photos by Jesse Thornton.
Stargazers park along the remote Highland Scenic Highway in Pocahontas County.

Thornton awaits dawn on the Highland Scenic Highway in the Allegheny Mountains near Marlinton, beneath some of the darkest skies in West Virginia. The skies just east of the highway over the Cranberry Wilderness are among the most star-spangled in the state.

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