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Went on packrafting trip and found landscapes straight out of Lord of the Rings - Jasper National Park, Canada [OC][2000x1335]

Went on packrafting trip and found landscapes straight out of Lord of the Rings - Jasper National Park, Canada [OC][2000x1335]

Last fall a famous photographer told me about an extremely remote area in the Canadian Rockies nestled between some of the tallest peaks in the region. He gave me some insight on getting there and exploring, which included landing a chopper on a small slab of rock and downclimbing down a mountain. That was a little over my head so I continued to do research through the winter. I eventually came across an alternate route, which included 30 miles of bushwacking and 30 miles of packrafting. During the research process I found some other peaks that looked Himalayan-like almost, glaciated and super jagged. It seemed like a great adventure. I mentioned the trip to two friends and we went for it. We did the trip three weeks ago and it was more of an adventure than photo trip, as the light wasn't the greatest and it ended up being the toughest backcountry trip that I've ever done. We camped 1/4 mile from this waterfall unknowingly and came across it the next day. We were supposed to have a full day of hiking, but decided to camp here because of the amazing alignment of elements. We never got the great light, but had to process something. The waterfall was awesome and we worked hard for it, very hard.

Shot with Nikon D810 and 14-24 - 14mm, f/18, 1/6s, ISO 64.

More photos on Instagram - @mattymeis or Website.

Thanks for looking.

Mossy Forest In Olympia, Washington [OC] (4000x2668)

Mossy Forest In Olympia, Washington [OC] (4000x2668)

Thanks!

Wow, looks like a microscopic picture of algae or something

Hey tha'ts true! One of the most fascinating places I've visited.

holy macaroni

Horseshoe Bend in Page, Arizona [OC 1125 x 1008]

Horseshoe Bend in Page, Arizona [OC 1125 x 1008]

If that beautiful spot was in Alabama , there would be all manners of pick-em-up trucks and pontoon barges festooned with banners and lights, packing it, daily.

Ruby Beach - Forks, WA [OC] [2,560x1,440]

Ruby Beach - Forks, WA [OC] [2,560x1,440]

Edit: take out the commas in my resolution because apparantly I just want to prove how much of a noob I am

Beach 51, Okinawa, Japan [OC] 4000x3000

Beach 51, Okinawa, Japan [OC] 4000x3000

Anything in the water we should be looking for? WW2 Significance?

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