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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A backpacker along the John Muir Trail stops to admire her surroundings

A backpacker takes a break on her descent from Muir Pass to take in the expansive view of the rocky beautiful landscape. It was sunny and peaceful. It felt eerie almost, like we were exploring an uninhabited planet.

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Date Taken: 07.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: California, United States of America
Copyright: © Taylor Ward