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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

Crystal Lake

The trails embedded within Uinta have several options for hiking with plenty of terrain to rest for the day or night.

Del Norte Backcountry

Sunset camping for days on the Santa Cruz Island of Channel Islands National Park.

Peyto Lake

Catching a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis at this campspot in Banff National Park.