Piece description from the artist
The Teton Crest Trail in Grand Teton National Park is a stunning 40-mile trek through some of the most scenic backcountry areas within the park and surrounding Bridger-Teton National Forest. Most backpackers hike this trail from south to north and take anywhere from 2 to 6 days to complete. My partner and I hiked the TCT in August 2019. 30 miles and the end of day 3 brought us to the North Fork Cascade camping zone, where we would spend the night. I snapped this photo as we crossed a bridge and entered the camping zone, the Tetons standing tall to the south. Just 2 days ago, we were looking at the same peaks, but they were to the north. In 15 minutes we would spot a black bear and her cub. In 30 minutes we would have set up camp. In an hour, we would be falling asleep.
Meghan Hill is an avid adventurer and photographer who loves documenting her travels. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Cinema/Photography from Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York. Much of Meghan's photography comes from her adventures in the mountains of Colorado, offering a perspective that many people do not often get to see or experience. Some of her proudest work includes her night-sky photography. Meghan's work is constantly evolving according to her outdoor interests, but her ultimate goal is to continue to share the inspiring beauty of wilderness landscape in the hopes it can be hung on walls in places where nature in minimal, such as metropolitan cities and areas with high levels of light pollution.
"Once destroyed, nature's beauty cannot be repurchased at any price" – Ansel Adams