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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
It’s a slight bummer when the reverse gear of your 1975 VW Bus craps out while parked near a steep drop-off, but at least you can still camp out in it while waiting for the overall situation to improve.
Put an end to the workweek with a glass of whiskey and some great camping in the Wind River Mountain Range.
13,700 feet up for a camping pitstop on the trek to Machu Picchu.