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"This was the first backpacking experience for two of my friends that had joined me in the Jennie Lakes Wilderness. The day before we had hiked uphill for about 7 miles to reach a camping spot at 9,000 feet (2,700 m).
After walking around we found a clear area under the trees that gave us the best view of the lake. Our original plan was to catch dinner with the fishing pole that we had brought with us; but after a long day of hiking we were starving so we gave up after a few minutes and ate the food we had packed. We called it an early night and crawled into our tent to stay warm.
This picture was taken the next morning in the early hours of dawn. From our camp spot we enjoyed a beautiful view of the sun rising over the mountains behind the lake."
-Bernice Ngo @bernini_n
Tent - REI Half Dome 4
Located in the Skagit Range in the lower mainland of British Columbia, Jones Lake (also known as Wahleach Lake) offers super-scenic camping at the start of the region’s efficient hydro-power source.
These campers learned a valuable lesson in the San Isabel National Forest: always have the camera ready due to Mother Nature’s unpredictability.
Strong storms are part of the equation at this campspot in Capitol Reef National Park.