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What I’ve Learned from Backpacking

In late Aug. I had the opportunity to go out backpacking with my friend Mike for a couple of nights in the backcountry of Teton National Park. It was a quick trip but we covered about 25 miles in those three days. We had some exiting weather of rain, hail, and even snow. I absolutely cherish my time in the Tetons. It is one of my favorite places to go. Here are a few of the shots and time lapse videos I got while up there. I wasn’t totally blown away by what I got or anything but the experience was pretty epic and in the end that is what is most important.

One of the reasons I love backpacking is that it teaches you great life lessons like hard work, sacrifice, planning, preparation, friendship and endurance. It also helps you stay grounded and appreciate the beautiful earth we live on. It is a great way to recharge and take a break from the normal day to day grind. It helps you build character and I’m grateful to my parents for taking me when I was young. As I was up in the Tetons this last trip I realized I’ve learned a lot from backpacking and it inspires me to create great photographs.

Thanks to my buddy Mike for being a good sport. This was only his second or so backpacking trip and he killed it!

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