Beautiful Mountain Photos

A Selection of Backpacker Reader Photos

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Great Smoky Mountains 445wide

Color escapes through the dark clouds and illuminates the view from Mount LeConte – Erik Unger

Kalalau Valley Hawaii 445wide

Clouds over Kalalau Valley on Kauai, Hawaii – Lara Davis

Alpine Lakes Washington 445wide

Robin Lakes (6300′) and Mt. Daniel’s Glacier in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness in Washington – Teresa Hall

Bulfrog Lake 300wide

Bullfrog Lake below Kearsarge Pass, California – Lauren Matt

Guatemala Santiaguito 445wide

Guatemalan volcanoes to the east of Santiaguito dome: Fuego in the center-right is erupting – Christina Forbes

Upper Cathedral Yosemite 445wide

Upper Cathedral in Yosemite National Park – Gary Gundy

Great Sand Dunes 445wide

Nature’s patterns at Great Sand Dunes National Park – Michael Acerra

Salmon Ride Alaska 445wide

Salmon Ridge behind Salmon Creek Reservoir, Juneau, Alaska – Zachary Allen

Dusy Basin Kings Canyon 300wide

Last light on Dusy Basin’s Isoceles Peak and Lake 11393 in King’s Canyon National Park – Cheryl Norlin

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.

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