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"I always spend a few hours (or days) scoping out potential campsites on Google Earth before hitting the road. I'm a major sucker for trailblazing and sharing something fresher than recycled vistas.
This spot in the shadow of snowy Mt. Whitney did not disappoint. Although it would be difficult to get a bad site in Alabama Hills - a rock climber's utopia - we lucked out and it was empty when we arrived because it's off the beaten path."
-Jennifer Franklin @jadedjennifer
Tent - Big Agnes Seedhouse2
Camera - Canon 7D
Catching a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis at this campspot in Banff National Park.
Garibaldi Provincial Park is home to camping on past volcanoes such as Mount Price.
Clear nights complement the camping experience in the vast dry bed of Lake Playa.