(Nevada Fall, Yosemite National Park, CA, USA)

January 2016

"I deeply enjoy nature because I can express myself and be myself without any judgments. I am a part of nature and a part of the universe, and one day I am going to return to it. When I reveal more, I have less to hide. When I have less to hide, I have less to worry about. That is the concept behind my picture. In astrology, I am a water sign, Pisces; I see water, and I blend in right away. Jumping toward Nevada Fall, a 594-foot high waterfall in Yosemite National Park, with wide-open arms is like asking for a permission to get a hug and be part of it. I kept my scarf on to show my identity because I was born in Lebanon. I love to free my mind, body, and soul from the worries that might come my way. "

-Ricardo Hurtado

Go : Take The Mist Trail – Yosemite’s signature hike - at Yosemite National Park 7 miles to Nevada Fall. Add another 1.5 miles if you walk from Curry Village instead of taking a shuttle to the trailhead. 

Stay : Find a good campsite and don’t forget your hammock because you de nitely don’t want to miss the incredible view of a sky full of stars. 

Eat : Keep lots of snacks and dry fruits in your bag, along with meals you can make on a camp re. 

Drink : Stay natural – drink water!