Pictures of tents in the backcountry

11:54 a.m. on March 18, 2015 (EDT)
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One of my hobbies is photography, and while I always try to look for the best place to pitch my tent, I am at least somewhat influenced by how photogenic the area will be!


I cant be the only one can I?

On that note, please post some of your favourite shots of your tents in the backcountry. :)

Here are mine:


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12:03 p.m. on March 18, 2015 (EDT)
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Holy cow, TJ! These are beautiful!

I will put some of mine up, but they won't compare to yours.

12:31 p.m. on March 18, 2015 (EDT)
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12:52 p.m. on March 18, 2015 (EDT)
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OK... we have a few of these as well:

 

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Bloody Canyon, Hoover Wilderness

 

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Rescue Lake, Yosemite

 

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Jennie Lake, SEKI

 

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Altha Lake, Ansel Adams Wilderness

 

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Lost Lake, Carson Iceberg Wilderness

 

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Hetch-hetchy, Yosemite

1:47 p.m. on March 18, 2015 (EDT)
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I'll play :)

These are all from trip reports or reviews posted here on Trailspace

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6:32 p.m. on March 18, 2015 (EDT)
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Balzaccom what kind of tarp tent is that?

8:43 p.m. on March 18, 2015 (EDT)
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10:04 p.m. on March 18, 2015 (EDT)
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Big Agnes UL1 @ Stone Mountain NC

10:09 p.m. on March 18, 2015 (EDT)
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Big Agnes UL3 Ocracoke Island NC

10:26 p.m. on March 18, 2015 (EDT)
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Morning Dew on Lake Santeetlah~Joyce Kilmer Wilderness Area NC

10:39 p.m. on March 18, 2015 (EDT)
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Nice photos folks! A few from me. LightHeart Gear Solo:


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7:09 a.m. on March 19, 2015 (EDT)
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This is kinda fun, digging through old trips.

7:11 a.m. on March 19, 2015 (EDT)
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7:15 a.m. on March 19, 2015 (EDT)
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10:50 a.m. on March 19, 2015 (EDT)
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11:29 a.m. on March 19, 2015 (EDT)
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steven said:

Balzaccom what kind of tarp tent is that?

 Homemade out of some ripstop that I got at WalMart for $1 a yard.  It weighs less than two pounds all up...including the poled.

 

But here is the newest version---made with even lighter material, and using hiking poles for the support.  Total weight is under one pound.  All of this because I hate to carry weight, and my wife wants a tent that has some privacy and bug protection!

 

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11:09 p.m. on March 19, 2015 (EDT)
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A couple pics of my MSR Hubba in Socal.


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11:09 p.m. on March 19, 2015 (EDT)
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Sooner Rocks, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Utah.


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11:28 p.m. on March 19, 2015 (EDT)
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9:42 p.m. on March 20, 2015 (EDT)
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Dolly Sods, WV
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Mt Marshall - Shenandoah National Park
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Big Meadows - Shenandoah National Park - New Years Eve
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Mt Whitney - Sierra Nevada, CA
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1:56 a.m. on March 21, 2015 (EDT)
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Moose Creek confluence, Big Salmon River, Yukon Territory, Canada, September 2013.
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Kodak Cataract, Finlay River, BC, Canada, September 2011
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11:35 p.m. on March 21, 2015 (EDT)
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Staika in the Adirondacks!

10:25 a.m. on March 22, 2015 (EDT)
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Awesome pictures guys! Makes me want to get back out there right away!

11:11 a.m. on March 22, 2015 (EDT)
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Well, I already posted this image in Trip Reports. But as long as everyone is posting "tents in the backcountry", I will repeat it here:


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This was on Donner Summit

The image below was in the Cordillera Blanca (Peruvian Andes):


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8:49 a.m. on March 23, 2015 (EDT)
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I find the "tent-est" nature of this thread to by highly offensive. ;)  To fight this discrimination against other forms of shelter, I submit the following from my September trip to the Boundary Waters.  :P


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11:04 a.m. on March 23, 2015 (EDT)
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Sooo,  Sir Goose, how are you going to hang your hammock in the location in the Cordillera Blanca in my photo just above your image of folks "just hangin' out"? {8=>D

Different shelters for different conditions. The variety of shelters shown ranges from minimalist UL to full expedition. The main one missing so far is a large expedition basecamp tent that serves for the dining hall and planning shelter.

I will have to dig out one of my photos of me in my big wall bivy hammock somewhere up a rock face, if I can remember where I stored it

5:14 p.m. on March 23, 2015 (EDT)
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Okay I posted a photo of this same tent already, but I just found this image that I had intended to post also.

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Mountain Hardware Skyview 2.5 Person  It was a 9 lb.  3-4 season convertible tent.

My dog carried half & I carried half. Dog is laying at the tent entrance.


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Blackbird Hammock by Warbonnet Outdoors.

Clear weather, so no tarp set up at this time.

I generally don't camp close to water, I stay back 100 yards when I can, but I had no choice it was here or knee deep mud.

8:08 p.m. on March 23, 2015 (EDT)
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9:18 p.m. on March 23, 2015 (EDT)
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Bill S said:

Sooo,  Sir Goose, how are you going to hang your hammock in the location in the Cordillera Blanca in my photo just above your image of folks "just hangin' out"? {8=>D

Different shelters for different conditions. The variety of shelters shown ranges from minimalist UL to full expedition. The main one missing so far is a large expedition basecamp tent that serves for the dining hall and planning shelter.

I will have to dig out one of my photos of me in my big wall bivy hammock somewhere up a rock face, if I can remember where I stored it

 I hire people to hold up each end while I sleep during the night. :P


I think I'll probably have to use a tent on Mt. Rainier, but I'll keep my griping quota to a minimum!

10:08 p.m. on March 28, 2015 (EDT)
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Slick rock camping just a few feet outside the western boundary of Arches National Park.


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Go Lite Shangri La 3 with added skirt. Looking east into Arches.



 

2:59 p.m. on March 30, 2015 (EDT)
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10:45 p.m. on March 31, 2015 (EDT)
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Lightheart Solong 6 in the Birkhead Wilderness, NC last weekend.
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LH Solong 6 again last year - Grayson Highlands VA
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Mountain Hardwear PCT1 a few years back in Grayson Highlands again.
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6:54 p.m. on April 2, 2015 (EDT)
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What a great topic TJ!  I've included my mix of many tents and to appease G00SE, one of my hammock:)


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Hog Key, Everglades NP.

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Hog Key, Everglades NP.


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Cape Sable, Everglades NP
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Cape Sable, Everglades NP
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Torres Del Paine, Patagonia


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11:24 p.m. on May 6, 2015 (EDT)
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Here are some of my favorites.  See who can guess the location of the first one (Patman excluded).  I would venture a guess that my tent was the first one in that spot in many years, if ever.


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The rest are in various locations in the Sierra, some high traffic locations, some that get few visitors.


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Cheating here, I didn't bother setting up my tent, but you can see it poking out of my pack


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3:04 p.m. on May 7, 2015 (EDT)
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Nice, John! We hope to see a Sierra Trip Report from you soon! :)

3:36 p.m. on May 7, 2015 (EDT)
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I love this thread.

 

John, ever so often I look back through the pictures of that we trip we did and relive some of it. It still makes me say wow!

I'm slowly working back to your home base but I can only afford one big travel trip per year and want to see a few more areas before I start repeating.

2:42 a.m. on May 9, 2015 (EDT)
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SORRY, I AM HAVING PROBLEMS!

10:18 p.m. on May 16, 2015 (EDT)
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Re: Pictures of tents in the backcountry Coyote Gulch, Utah


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Original Tarptent Moment in Coyote Gulch,Grand Escalante, Utah.

10:45 a.m. on May 17, 2015 (EDT)
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Marmot Limelight 3p.  Mt. Mitchell, NC.
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"The Fortress" aka TNF VE 25 under a sheet of ice.  Roan Mt. TN.
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4:54 p.m. on August 16, 2015 (EDT)
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6:30 p.m. on August 16, 2015 (EDT)
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For the bargain hunter in all of us.

7:16 p.m. on August 16, 2015 (EDT)
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The afternoon before this image, during our hike in, Dave said that there was no-way anyone was going to have him sleeping in a snow cave, quinzhee or any other type of snow shelter. So he set up his tent and settled in for a warm winter's night in his tent and down bag. In the early morning when I got out of my snow shelter, I spotted this "Tentigloo".


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I asked if he was ok. But the 2 feet of snow cover muffled my voice, and I could barely hear him. A couple of us cleared his doorway so he could get out. Since then, Dave has become an aficionado of snow shelters.

We haven't had enough snow since that trip to build full-size shelters, thanks of our multi-year drought.

12:34 a.m. on August 17, 2015 (EDT)
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10:07 p.m. on September 9, 2015 (EDT)
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What a great thread! I need to start taking more pictures of my tent!

Agawa Canyon, waiting for the train to pick us up. I learned alot that trip. The only photo as my GoPro froze until the very last day....then it decided to work for 1 pic before freezing again. Alot of climbing gear came along on that trip.

 


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Nordhouse Dunes

 


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Nordhouse Dunes in the Summer


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Will be getting some nice ones here in a few weeks and will post up. Doing a fall hike through Pictured Rocks on the NCT.

 

6:36 a.m. on September 15, 2015 (EDT)
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The above image is from a 2015 July trip to Honeymoon Lake, Pine Creek, Ca.  I am standing next to the tree on my left, about five feet from my tent, while the tree on the right side of the image is about twenty feet from me.  The peak in the background is about a mile away, over 2000 feet higher than my camp.  I took this image because the forced perspective screws with the perception of the relative size of several objects in the image.

The image below from a 1980s winter trip. A ground effect blizzard swept in while camped about 500' below summit of Mt Langley, Ca.  Cooking dinner was fun.  Oh, the tent is in the foreground on the right side of the image.
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10:12 a.m. on September 17, 2015 (EDT)
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Another shot from Sooner Rocks, Grand Staircase-Escalante, Utah.


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10:33 p.m. on September 19, 2015 (EDT)
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Mountain Hardware tent on a lake, tent is about 18 years old.

 

9:03 p.m. on September 20, 2015 (EDT)
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A couple more of my Lightheart Solong in the Shining Rock Wilderness, NC.


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9:19 p.m. on September 20, 2015 (EDT)
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1:33 a.m. on September 21, 2015 (EDT)
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Awesome pictures guys! Makes me want to get back out there right away!

5:34 a.m. on September 21, 2015 (EDT)
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Joyce Kilmer Slickrock Wilderness Area

2:19 p.m. on September 22, 2015 (EDT)
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5:46 a.m. on September 26, 2015 (EDT)
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Wow! These are some incredibly beautiful pictures.

9:09 p.m. on September 27, 2015 (EDT)
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Rei Half Dome 2plus with UST hex tarp over leaking roof 
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Hilleberg Nammatj 3gt, That's Tennant Mnt in background
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4:14 p.m. on September 29, 2015 (EDT)
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Fresh from this morning:

Integral Designs Silwing summit camping in Northern Wales


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12:27 a.m. on October 1, 2015 (EDT)
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A few from this year.


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And viewed from the crest above...see if you can spot the two tents in their natural habitat, a little more than a third of the way in from the right, in the grassy area just above the light colored granodiorite slopes at the bottom of the frame

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8:41 p.m. on October 5, 2015 (EDT)
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WOW! Amazing. But so sad at the same time; I realize that not only am I not getting out there enough, but I'm also not taking enough pictures! Or enough of the right kinds of pictures.

You guys make me feel like a novice front country camper compared to the places you all have been!

And here I sit... nursing a back injury... looking at all of your adventures... [sigh]

:-(

9:12 p.m. on October 5, 2015 (EDT)
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A few from this year.


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And viewed from the crest above...see if you can spot the two tents in their natural habitat, a little more than a third of the way in from the right, in the grassy area just above the light colored granodiorite slopes at the bottom of the frame

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 Where is this???  Spectacular!

6:20 a.m. on October 8, 2015 (EDT)
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Lagaritta wilderness Colorado


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9:31 a.m. on October 8, 2015 (EDT)
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Mountain Hardwear Trango 4, Christmas Eve 2104, Lomtjønna, Trondheim, Norway. Photo by my daughter Zoe.

4:39 a.m. on October 9, 2015 (EDT)
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This picture was taken of our camp from the ridge in the background of the first picture. My photo editing skills are not the greatest, but I put a faint yellow square around the tent.


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9:09 a.m. on October 9, 2015 (EDT)
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Nice!

11:36 p.m. on October 14, 2015 (EDT)
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Lee Pattterson -

In that selection, the first two are at White Chief, Mineral King, Sequoia NP

The next two are at Pear Lake, Sequoia NP

The next ones in order are Junction Meadow, Kings Canyon NP, East Lake, Kings Canyon NP, Charlotte Lake, Kings Canyon NP, and the last two at Dollar Lake, Kings Canyon NP.

What the East Lake picture doesn't show is what is just on the other side of the trees behind me when I took the picture (I really like East Lake, and it is lightly traveled):

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11:23 p.m. on October 24, 2015 (EDT)
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Both of these were in sequoia np early 2014
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10:10 a.m. on October 25, 2015 (EDT)
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4:08 p.m. on October 27, 2015 (EDT)
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This past weekend


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7:27 p.m. on November 2, 2015 (EST)
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I camped in Red River Gorge this weekend.  We were a little too close to the road to be in the back country, but it was picturesque.


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2:36 a.m. on November 4, 2015 (EST)
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Wow, these are some awesome pictures! I especially like the first ones that Ashleigh and TJ1984 added, but the winter pictures are nice too.

5:25 p.m. on December 6, 2015 (EST)
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From one extreme to the other....


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10:35 a.m. on January 3, 2016 (EST)
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11:47 a.m. on January 4, 2016 (EST)
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MSR Hubba Hubba NX. Gone to St. Joseph Peninsula Park twice now over the past month and half and I love it there. I'll be going to the "mountains" of FL at Torreya State Park in the next week. More to come!


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2:57 p.m. on January 4, 2016 (EST)
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Great pictures, Daniel!

6:52 p.m. on January 6, 2016 (EST)
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Love the thread. I hardly take photos of my tent, but ended up taking this one last summer.  I had posted on Face book that I was running away alone for the weekend and hiking a section of the North Country Trail in Alleghany National Forest. After setting up camp I noticed my phone had cell service and snapped this photo and posted I was going for a swim before calling it a day. 

11:33 a.m. on January 11, 2016 (EST)
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North Face Spectrum23 beside Slickrock Creek
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3:53 p.m. on January 11, 2016 (EST)
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Black Diamond (Bibler) Eldorado on Darnley Bay, Canadian Arctic.


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The North Face Mountain 25 along Pike's Portage NWT.


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The North Face VE24 along the Seal River, west coast of Hudson Bay after storm.

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