This Gorgeous Photo Series Will Make You Want to Go Camping
Ah, the great outdoors. There’s something so magical about hiking up to the top of a mountain, camping in the wilderness, waking up with the birds in some isolated park and appreciating the beauty of nature around you. Never mind the cold, hard ground and lack of showers or the ability to cook decent food, right? Okay. So maybe camping isn’t for everyone. But even if you’re more of glamping kinda gal, this photo series will make you want to drop everything, grab a backpack and some boots and head out to rough it in the wild.
Yup, it’s exactly what it sounds like. He wakes up in whatever exotic location he hiked to the night before, opens up his tent and snaps a shot.
A closer look reveals the artistry and skill behind the photos. In each, Grigoryev’s tent serves as a framing device, with his legs outstretched towards mountains, lakes and ponds he camps near.
While his gear, pack and occasional guests also play a part in the compositions of the photos, the main stars are the gorgeous, natural landscapes that are often off-limits for those of us who don’t have the stamina to climb over 4,700 meters for a view. What do you think, nature photogs, time to step up your next camping Instagrams, yes? ;)
How much do you love these gorgeous photos? Do they inspire you to hit the trail? Tell us about your favorite camping (or glamping) experiences below.
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!