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Beautiful Mountain Photos

A Selection of Backpacker Reader Photos
Here are some photos that will inspire you to get out and see more this summer. For tips on taking great mountain photos on your next trip, read BACKPACKER Photo School.
  • A view from the Mono Pass Trail in the John Muir Wilderness - Cheryl Norlin
  • Color escapes through the dark clouds and illuminates the view from Mount LeConte - Erik Unger
  • A field of wildflowers with Mt. Rainier in the background in September - Joel Nyquist
  • Clouds over Kalalau Valley on Kauai, Hawaii - Lara Davis
  • Robin Lakes (6300') and Mt. Daniel's Glacier in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness in Washington - Teresa Hall
  • "Convict Lake Reflection" near Mammoth Lakes, California - Matt Tetef
  • Bullfrog Lake below Kearsarge Pass, California - Lauren Matt
  • Guatemalan volcanoes to the east of Santiaguito dome: Fuego in the center-right is erupting - Christina Forbes
  • Upper Cathedral in Yosemite National Park - Gary Gundy
  • Nature's patterns at Great Sand Dunes National Park - Michael Acerra
  • In the San Juans of Colorado: traversing from El Diente to Wilson Peak (14,256') - Chris Tomer & Jon J. Kedrowski
  • Salmon Ridge behind Salmon Creek Reservoir, Juneau, Alaska - Zachary Allen
  • Last light on Dusy Basin's Isoceles Peak and Lake 11393 in King's Canyon National Park - Cheryl Norlin
A view from the Mono Pass Trail in the John Muir Wilderness - Cheryl Norlin
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A view from the Mono Pass Trail in the John Muir Wilderness - Cheryl Norlin


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Are these were available for download as desktop wallpaper?
— Seth

Great Pictures but they need to be bigger!
— Richard

Technical correction: The traverse from El Diente Peak is to *Mount Wilson,* not Wilson Peak. This confusion is very common, thanks to two 14ers in close proximity to each other being named for the same person (A.D. Wilson).
— Patrick Lilly


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