Tara woke up at 2AM to get ready. She was out the door by 3AM, and at my place by 4AM. It’s 5AM and we’re already on the trailhead in the pitch black with flashlights in our hands. I could only imagine what we looked like from a birds eye view… two little lights, climbing up the mountain. This idea may have been a little crazy, but it was exciting.
Two hours and 4.3 miles later, we made it to the top dripping with sweat and freezing from the colder weather at the mountain’s peak. Instead of the sunrise we were dreaming of, we were greeted with a rolling mist and fog and instantly fell in love with the view. It felt like another world up there and it was breathtaking.
For three hours we explored, took portraits, and breathed in the mountain. In between shooting, we bundled up in the prop clothes to keep warm. While we were up there, we met hikers who were gathering at the summit for an elopement. It was a perfect morning.
We took our time on the way down and stumbled upon what we now know was bear scat. Needless to say, we were thankful we didn’t meet any furry friends on the trail. It was an experience I’ll never forget and I hope to have many more adventures like this one!