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My Heart Spills into Vestal Peak

It is probably no secret that my favorite place on Earth is this remote, rugged, somewhat treacherous, and magical valley nestled just a short distance of home ...
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It is probably no secret that my favorite place on Earth is this remote, rugged, somewhat treacherous, and magical valley nestled just a short distance of home in Durango - Vestal Basin. These peaks have an incredibly strong hold on my soul. Picture this - to get here, I backpacked all of my camera equipment up 6,000 feet on a insanely tough trail. I then woke up at 1 AM to climb up to the upper basin and photograph the Milky Way and sunrise. All for the passion of capturing that one moment I've had nestled in my mind for years. Photography is a powerful driver in my life. I hope you enjoy.
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