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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Shear Exhaustion

My friend spread out on tinker cliffs after completing the first ten miles of his first ever hiking trip. At this point, ~6pm, we had just arrived at our second highest elevation of the day after 7 hours of hiking. With bags over packed, and leg muscles under developed, this image captures the exhaustion we were all feeling in the 90 degree heat.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2019
Date Uploaded: 09.2019
Photo Location: Catawba, Virginia, United States of America
Camera: iPhone 6
Copyright: © Casey Bate