Wilderness is often defined by strict governmental boundaries but for me, it is more of a feeling I get from a place. This image came together during sunrise on the summer solstice atop Mount Carrigain in New Hampshire's White Mountains. While not technically in a designated Wilderness Area, the commanding summit view overlooks three of New Hampshire's recognized Wilderness Areas and oozes the qualities that make it wild - solitude, roadless, and not easily accessed. The warm light of sunrise painted these evergreens orange, looking more like a fall scene. Franconia Ridge in the distance and is painted by alpenglow. The views were equally impressive in the other directions with nothing but forests, valleys, and mountains in site. I spent the night near the summit, only hearing the sound of the wind.