The John Muir Trail is renowned as one of the more beautiful hikes in the United States. Having a long history with Yosemite I was thrilled to lug my ridiculous equipment over 60 miles to try to capture it's beauty. My fellow nature nerd and fiancé Holly took the photos you see below while carrying her 40-50 pound backpack.
Six friends backpacking along the Trans-Zion trail (minus the eastern rim) in early spring. Cold. Windy. Beautiful. Utah is truly one of the most beautiful states in the country aside from my home state of California. :)