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06.29.17

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  • Lake Magog and Mount Assiniboine at sunrise.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • Lake Magog Campground tent platforms and food-safe hoists.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • A typical tent site at Upper Joffre Lake.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • One of the lakeside campsites at Tenquille Lake. - 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • A nice spot to pitch a tent on Wedgemount Lake.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • Helm Creek Campground. - 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • A nice spot to relax with a good book near Brew Lake Hut.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • Looking down on Blue Lake from the elevated campsite.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • East Watson Lake. - 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • Backcountry campsite at Anderson Point on Baker Lake.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • Thornton Lakes and Mount Triumph (7,240') with a backcountry camping area on the left end of the lower lake.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • Camp life near Cyclone Lake.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • There are a few flat spots that are suitable for pitching a tent near the Golden Ears summit.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • The flats at the end of the Boulder River Trail are a great overnight option.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • Base camp at Elan Lake.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • Campsite at Barclay Lake.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • Campsite at Chain Lakes.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • Camping at Snoqualmie Lake.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • Shi Shi Beach north end sea stacks.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • Backcountry campsite on the north end of Shi Shi Beach.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • Backcountry campsites at Cape Alava on the Ozette Triangle Loop.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • Most camping is on the sand at the individual's discretion on La Push, Third Beach.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • Moose Lake campsite. Pass up the first few campsites to find great spots further down.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • View north from the summit of Mount Ellinor.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • Campsite at Annette Lake.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • Campsite at Echo Lake.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • Backcountry campsite at Bertha May Lake.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • Backcountry camp site (High Camp) on Mount Adams.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • View of Clear Lake, Indian Heaven Wilderness, looking south.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • Backcountry campsite at Mirror Lake.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • One of the Salmon River West Canyon Trail's numerous backcountry campsites.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • North Sister (10,085') from South Matthieu Lake campsite.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • Camp near Eileen Lake in the Three Sisters Wilderness.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • Backcountry campsite with South Sister (10,358') in the background.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • Backcountry campsite location. Looking east toward Broken Top's summit (9,177') from Green Lakes area.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • Ice Lake from Hurwal Divide.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • Flat camping area on the east side of Echo Lake on Stonewall Pass. - 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • Camping at Lake Aloha.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • View of Fin Dome.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • The Mount Whitney Trail just before Trail Camp.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • Backcountry campsite at Columbine Lake.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • The campground is a quarter mile from Havasu Falls. - 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • Backcountry campsite at Cape Final.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • This is the place to camp in Buckskin, a surprisingly verdant paradise less than a mile from the confluence with Paria Canyon.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • Trans-Zion Trek, Zion National Park.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • Countless camp spots along the Tushar Skyline Trail.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • Setting up for the overnight on the rim of Reflection Canyon.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • Backcountry camping in the Cirque of the Towers.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • Just a short walk past the rocks, the view down to Beaver Meadows with Flattop Mountain in the distance from the Ute Trail.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • One of 10 backcountry campsites at Diamond Lake.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • Camping by the lake.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • A room with a view at Gore Lake. - 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • A backcountry campsite along the Fancy Pass trail.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • Backcountry campsites are plentiful along the shores of Lower Mohawk Lake- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • Backcountry camping at Rich Creek.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • Great campsite next to the South Fork Lake Peak River with views of the Sawatch Range in Colorado.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • Camp near a small pond below Trail Rider Pass on the Four Pass Loop. - 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • Upper Blue Lake.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • Sunset over the lower Bellas Lake.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • Ripples and reflections in the still waters of Washington Lake.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • Views on the approach to Vogelsang Peak.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • Helen Lake Base Camp (10,472) on Mount Shasta.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • Middle Sister from base camp.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • High camp above the tree line on Forbidden Peak.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • Sunset on Mount Baker from a base camp on Coleman Glacier.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • The beach landing at Eagle Point Campground on Ozette Lake.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • A canoe occupies one of Baker Lake's many backcountry campsites.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • Summit Lake at dawn.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • Camping under the clouds with Jupiter and Venus peeking through.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • Turn Island, near Friday Harbor, is a great spot to stay after a late start from Friday Harbor.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • One of the beautiful campsites on Jones Island.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • River campsite on the John Day River.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • The camp kitchen at Tango on the Selway River.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • Headlamps optional when camping under the full moon. Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
  • Morning views don't get much better than camping at Glacier Point.- 70 Breathtaking Backcountry Campsites
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If feels like everywhere you look, you see a photo taken from inside a tent looking out to one epic view. On the outside you're tired of seeing the same image over and over, but on the inside, you're completely jealous. You want to wake up to that epic view. I want to wake up to that epic view. 

Some of the best views require miles and miles of hiking, feet and feet of elevation gain, and more huffing and puffing than you were prepared for. But it's all the extra effort that it takes to get yourself to the view that makes it that much more enjoyable. It's what makes your freeze-dried backpack meal taste that much better, your sleeping bag that much more cozy, and your morning coffee absolutely perfect.

What's stopping you from waking up to your own amazing view? If your first thought was time, that's silly. Make time. If you don't have the gear, rent some from your local gear shop or the folks at The Camp Kit. If you don't know where to go, that's what we're here for. The slideshow above features some amazing views you could have from each of the adventures below. Enjoy the photos, but keep in mind that vicarious living is just a taste of the real thing. It's time to plan your own adventure to find your own incredible view. Feel free to share your photos in the comments below!

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