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20 Best Backpacking Photos For 2012

I thought it would be cool to compile a list of the best pictures from all of my backpacking trips this year. It was hard to narrow it down to 20, so many good ones! From the summit of Snowmass Mountain to the Chihuahuan Desert, 2012 was one hell of a year. Many of my favorite backpacking moments are depicted in these pictures, such as overlooking the Whitewater-Baldy Fire  in the Gila Wilderness (picture 4). This fire would later grow to be the largest in New Mexico’s history at over 270,000 acres.

Enjoy the pictures, and don’t be afraid to leave comments!

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Snowmass Peak Reflection in Snowmass Lake

Snowmass Mountain viewed from Snowmass Lake

2.

Me enjoying Doll Sod's finest view

Fog fills the valleys of the Dolly Sods Wilderness, WV

3.

view from trail riders pass

View from Trail Rider Pass in the Maroon Bells Wilderness, CO.

4.

Whitewater-Baldy Wildfire

Me overlooking the Whitewater-Baldy Wildfire in the Gila Wilderness, NM. This would later grow to become the largest wildfire in New Mexico history!!

5.

Lead King Basin in the Maroon Bells Wilderness, CO.

Lead King Basin in the Maroon Bells Wilderness, CO.

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Chihuahuan Desert viewed from the South Rim in the Chisos Mountains of Big Bend National Park, TX

Chihuahuan Desert viewed from the South Rim in the Chisos Mountains of Big Bend National Park, TX

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One of my favorite views of the trip. Many AWESOME campsites near here.

Linville Gorge, NC

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The Chimneys, Linville Gorge, NC

The Chimneys, Linville Gorge, NC

9.

Exploring a cave along Blue Creek in Big Bend National Park, TX

Exploring a cave along Blue Creek in Big Bend National Park, TX. This picture made it into the Big Bend National Park 2013 calendar!

10.

Frigid Air Pass in the Maroon Bells Wilderness, CO

Frigid Air Pass behind me in the Maroon Bells Wilderness, CO

11.

Sunrise over the Chihuahuan Desert

Sunrise over the Chihuahuan Desert, Big Bend National Park, TX

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Panoramic view from the top of Snowmass Mountain, 14,098ft

Panoramic view from the top of Snowmass Mountain, 14,098ft

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Early Mmorning in the Linville Gorge Wilderness, NC

Early morning in the Linville Gorge Wilderness, NC

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Sunrise in the Dolly Sods Wilderness, WV

Sunrise in the Dolly Sods Wilderness, WV

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Sunrise in the Linville Gorge Wilderness, NC

Linville Gorge Wilderness, NC

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Big Bend National Park, TX

Big Bend National Park, TX

17.

The Chisos Mountains of Big Bend National Park, TX

The Chisos Mountains of Big Bend National Park, TX

18.

A very lonely stretch of road in Big Bend National Park, TX

A very lonely stretch of road in Big Bend National Park, TX

19.

Linville Gorge Wilderness, NC

Table Rock in the distance. Linville Gorge Wilderness, NC

20.

Helicopter flying through the smoke of the Gila Fire

Helicopter flying through the smoke of the Whitewater-Baldy wildfire in the Gila Wilderness of New Mexico