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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
A Backpacker descends Mount Whitney, having just completed the John Muir Trail

Feeling the rush of adventure and accomplishment within herself, my backpacking companion does her best Norman Clyde impersonation near the top of Mount Whitney. We have just completed the 220 mile long John Muir Trail and are heading back down the trail towards Whitney Portal. We never thought we could do something so ambitious and the feeling of achievement and gratitude is overwhelming.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Lone Pine, California, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T3i
Copyright: © Taylor Ward