Photo Friday – July 25, 2014

Oh yes – it’s time once again for a quick shot of photographic beauty to get you through those last few hours of the workweek and into the glorious, glorious weekend.

Matt Reed only recently joined Instagram but he’s been very active documenting a recent hiking trip in Colorado. Photo Friday thanks him for it!

Our very own Shawnté Salabert just shared an incredible trip on Yosemite’s Pohono Trail with us, and now she’s sharing another backpacking adventure in the Sierras here on Photo Friday.

These are the mornings that dreams are made of

Back on Instagram, user Baadumching captured the exhilaration of summiting on a hot, SoCal day – in this case, Griffith Park’s very own Bee Rock Trail.

And finally, frequent contributor Jon Bradley wraps up this week’s entries with an unbelievable sunrise shot on the way to Sturtevant Falls in Santa Anita Canyon. Now that’s a way to start your day!

As always, thanks to everyone who submitted! Remember, you can share your favorite outdoor shots on our Flickr Pool or by tagging your photo on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #modernhiker. Tell your friends, get inspired, then get outside!