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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

 
 
Gear List:

Tent - REI Half Dome 4

Mountains Above Santa Barbara

Great camp spots can be anywhere, even in full view of civilization. Blake sent us this photo of his setup looking over Santa Barbara and we hope his lady-friend was as psyched about it as we are.

Lagoon Grove

When your campspot is on the forested waterfront of a beautiful lagoon, it’s a given that the duration of your stay will be epic from start to finish.

Central Star Gaze

Here’s a frame from Dustin’s time-lapse video as he and his buddy set out to capture the stars over the central coast of California.