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How I take cool selfies in Escalante

I like to travel alone sometimes, to enjoy the time only with yourself and it can be fun

By: Leo Xu + Save to a List

If you ask me where's my favorite place for weekend trip, my answer will be Escalante without hesitating, and yes, this is my forth time went there, cause it's my paradise.

Sometimes I like to travel alone, to enjoy the moment just be with yourself, do whatever you want to do, go wherever you want to go.

So I went to Escalante by myself, went on a couple hikes in one day, total 20 miles, took a lot selfies, maybe I'm alone but I'm not lonely, I had tons of fun with myself.

Here are the stuff I need for backpacking in Escalante:

- Water for sure, it's in desert and has very limited water source, water filter may help a lot, cause you will need tons of water to enjoy this desert.

- Snacks, trail mix and power bars, it's out in the middle of nowhere and 1+ hour away from villages, so prepare enough food is important, you don't want to come back and forth to just get food.

- Sunblock, now it's maybe too hot there, but if you don't care about the heat and have to go, make sure you bring sunblock.

- Camera, you don't want missing out when you go to such a beautiful and unique place, bring camera and record the memories along the way.

-Tripod, I bring tripod wherever I go, I think the scenery is great, but sometimes need people in it to make it look greater, check out the following pictures, don't you think so?

-Tent/sleeping bag/sleeping pad, sometimes I just sleep in the car.

It's easy to find 10 seconds timer, but if 10 seconds is not enough, I use Interval timer, with Canon is

Menu - camera - Interval timer - enable - then set the time and number of shots


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