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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."
With restrictions to random backcountry camping only, the Ghost River Wilderness Area is an outdoor immersion through rolling tundra, boulder fields, and high alpine lakes.
This impressive shot was taken at Col de Tourmalet and provides plenty of inspiration to explore the camping opportunities in Europe.
With a tent setup unrestricted by ground conditions and other weather variables at this Hawaiian campspot, we can only wonder: Is this the future of camping?