Gone Backpacking

Hey everybody! Right now I’m a day’s hike deep into Colorado’s Weminuche Wilderness! The May 2011 issue of Backpacker lists this hike as one of the most remote wilderness trails in the lower-48 states. Granted we’re only doing a 3-day out and back, but it’s nice to know we’ll be exploring a gateway to a really wild place. Here are a few of my favorite photos from backpacking trips I’ve taken with great friends over the past few years. Stay tuned for photos from this trip! Hope you’re all seeing more of the world this weekend!

My Brother Crossing Stratton Pond, AT/VT

Bear Grass in Bloom, Amy in the Bitterroot Mountains, MT

Downpour at Tinker Cliffs, AT/VA

Becky & A Bad-Ass Black Snake, AT/VA

About theblondecoyote

Mary Caperton Morton is a freelance science and travel writer with degrees in biology and geology and a master’s in science writing. A regular contributor to EARTH magazine, where her favorite beat is the Travels in Geology column, she has also written for the anthologies Best Women's Travel Writing 2010 and Best Travel Writing 2011. Mary is currently traveling the backroads from New Mexico to Alaska, writing and living out of a tiny Teardrop camper. When she’s not at the computer she can usually be found outside -- hiking, climbing mountains and taking photographs. Visit her website at www.marycapertonmorton.com.
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