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"I told myself I'd get to photograph the sunrise. I slept like a dog and peeked out the tent at dawn to be greeted with a sleepy, gray, overcast sky. I cancelled my original alarm I had set to go off in 20 minutes and fell back asleep only to be woken by the wind a few minutes later.

On my side, and groggy eyed, I happened to spot a millisecond of a color explosion as the rainfly settled from the gust. I yelled "Trickster!!", shot out of my sleeping bag, and squeezed out two photos due to numb fingers.

I finally stopped fighting the wind and with hands in pockets, stood east to see what I was missing. I was right where I needed to be. Sometimes, we just need to stop fighting."

-Mason Boring @masonboring

 
 
Gear List:

Tents - Northface Flint 2 + Marmot Limelight 2

Resurrection Bay

Camping bayside in Alaska is the perfect complement to an overnight sea-kayaking trip around the shale covered, forest-framed beaches of Caines Head.

Night in Joshua Tree

We’re not always fond of the rusty-metal fire rings found at established camp spots, but this long-expsoure photo captures the campfire in a dreamlike state.

Upstate on Bald Mountain

In one of our favorite areas, this beautiful Adirondack photo captures clouds covering Fourth Lake with some hints of autumn color in the leaves.