I've spent a lot of time lately reading through my trip notes and editing photos from this summer and fall. And it's reminded me how lucky I am to have had so many memorable experiences in these beautiful places. I've been hiking and camping my whole life, and it's never felt like I'm only out there to chase after an image. The most fulfilling part of these trips is the time spent connecting with nature, watching light change on the mountains, searching for wildlife, breathing it all in. If you have an authentic love and respect for the outdoors, you'll gain so much more than your photos.