Whether you’re road tripping, backpacking, or camping, there’s nothing better than finding one of those unreal campsites that has both views and solitude — and the western states in the USA are ripe with them. It reminds us of how epic our planet is, gives us space to breathe and rest, and maybe offers a sweet Instagram photo (or ten). I’ve been fortunate to have camped all over the US and a number of places in the west have won my heart and stolen more than a few frames from my camera. These spots are so magical that it’s only natural to become protective of them. There are a number of simple ways we can preserve these areas — not only for the sake of the planet, but for ourselves and the generations to come.