Backpacking.

Brandon and I just got back from a 3 day backpacking adventure in Olympic National Park. To get to our campsite, we hiked 8 miles and gained 2,500 feet of altitude. Ug. The hike was strenuous for us semi-in-shape-non-mountain-climbers, but was completely worth it. We camped on the edge of beautiful Royal Lake surrounded by snow capped peaks. Here are some shots from the adventure:

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Wilderness Man.
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This is me trying to be Jim Brandenburg. I didn't even have to get out the telephoto for this little guy - he came right up to me!
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Sandals? Snow? July? None of it makes sense.
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We had to.
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Can you find our little teeny tent?
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We did it!
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Here's a model of where we hiked. We started at the little black and white dot toward the bottom of the picture and hiked to Royal Basin.
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