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Backpacker Magazine – January 2014

Your Best Shots 2014 Reader Photo Contest

Pouring over 500-plus photo submissions would be grueling work in any other contest. Not this one. Your striking images prove BACKPACKER readers explore the backcountry's best places, and have the skills to bring home amazing photos. Here are the best of the best.



Glacier National Park, MT
Chris Carille

No, Carille, 29, of Poughkeepsie, NY, didn't use a bear bell or a handful of trail mix to get this hoary mountain goat to look his way. "I had taken several photos," he says, "but it all came together perfectly when the goat started moving away. It paused to take one last, quick look at me before heading over the edge." It was the standout moment on a 75-mile, five-day backpacking tour around Glacier in July 2010. He captured this image 9 miles up the Gunsight Pass Trail with the namesake lake backed by 8,750-foot Fusillade Mountain. Info Nikon D700, 1/1250 second at f/5.6

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