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1. Camping beneath the night sky near Marble, Colorado
2. Big Arroyo Creek, Sequoia National Park, California
3. Trekking and climbing in Cordillera Blanca, Peru
4. Banner and Ritter reflected in Lake Ediza, Inyo National Forest, California
5. Waking up to Sletton Lake in Superior National Forest, Minnesota
6. “Perfect Timing” Prince of Wales Island, Alaska
7. Camping at the base of the Snowy Range Mountains, Wyoming
8. “Reflections in Orange” Paria River Canyon, Utah
9. Sunrise on the Snowy Range Mountains, Wyoming
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