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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

Raft Cove

The mild climate of its rainforest jungles and coastline features is a big part of why camping in the abundant parkland of Vancouver Island is so damn good.

Lodgepole

Dark sky views at Lodgepole Campground is one of the reasons why it’s such a popular campspot in Sequoia National Park.

Salkantay Trek

13,700 feet up for a camping pitstop on the trek to Machu Picchu.