Photo Friday – July 4, 2014

Happy Independence Day, everyone!

It’s been another fantastic week for Photo Friday submissions – you guys are really submitting some amazing shots, especially on Instagram!

Here are my four favorites from this week:

Frequent contributor Dukeredhair gives us a classic summit selfie on top of Mount San Gorgonio with his four-legged hiking partner.


Continuing the canine trend, Instagrammer Ashleysmashley3 (awesome name) took her pitbull Leroy to Red Rock Canyon State Park for a little desert fun.

Another frequent contributor to Photo Friday Ed Anolin shows us not every waterfall in California is bone dry right now. Here he is standing by Mist Falls in Kings Canyon National Park.

Above Mist Falls.

And finally, Kista Cook snagged a gorgeous shot of some trail runners running through Yosemite National Park. I’m not the world’s biggest fan of running, but if I was running through Yosemite I might have to change my tune a bit.

Thank you all so much for contributing to our Photo Fridays. Remember, you can submit your favorite photos on our Flickr Group Page or by using the hashtag #modernhiker on Twitter or Instagram. Also, don’t forget that our June(ish) Gloom Contest is still running – and you can submit those photos the same way. If you don’t have your Modern Hiker gear yet, pick some up already!

I’m heading down to Mexico for a bit of exploration next week so no Photo Friday – but we’ll be back in the swing of things by the 18th!