I'd recently made a dark trek into the Grand Canyon to shoot some freshly fallen snow and wanted to catch some beautiful twilight hues. Entering the park before dawn, I headed to the view I wanted to shoot. I pulled my gear out of my SUV and realized the snow in the area was packed yet slightly melted and slick so I had to dig out my ice cleats. The Grand Canyon being one of the very last places where slipping and falling would be a smart idea, especially while strapped to a 25lb camera backpack.
This just becomes the extra noise that can turn into the proverbial freight train bearing down on YOU. The you that so needs to be present for that unique vision and voice.