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"My first backpacking trip, just after Christmas... lots of mud and rain and crisp mornings. Headed back for more this Christmas!"

-Jennifer Franklin @jadedjennifer

 
 
Gear List:

Tent - REI Camp Dome

Camera - Canon 7D

Desert Showers

The Slot Canyon at Anza-Borrego State Park was an optimal campspot for viewing the Perseids Meteor shower.

Rainier Road

Mt. Rainer Wilderness is a solid spot to spend the first night camping in a new VW Westfalia.

Lower Twin Lake

The “lesser” known Lower Twin Lake is a seemingly private camping experience along the trail to the centerpiece of Lassen Volcanic National Park.