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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

Monument Valley Sunrise

It’s totally worth losing some sleep to take in the golden hour of a Monument Valley sunrise.

Stop Fighting

What you can’t see in this gorgeous camp spot in Cherokee National Forest are the chilly, gusty winds that almost prevented Mason from grabbing this beautiful sunrise.

Panorama Ridge

A campspot just under 7000ft at Panorama Ridge in Garibaldi Provincial Park.