A sunrise view from the summit of Mt Hood during a alpine mountaineering trip.
Summit, Mt Hood, Oregon. I captured this image during an early summer climb of Mt Hood. Our group summited at sunrise and we arrived just in time to see the triangular shadow of the mountain being cast upon the surrounding landscape. This moment was truly unique and it's something I will never forget! Before starting this climb, I couldn't decide if I should bring my dSLR photo gear along. Hauling heavy dSLR gear up the mountain didn't sound very appealing, but I finally decided to bring everything along just in case the light was good on the summit. Although it was a lot of work getting to the top with all of my gear, I'm really happy I brought everything along!
Sunrise alpenglow illuminates Mt Hood on a frigid January morning. The previous day a strong winter storm dropped about 12 inches of new snowfall on the mountain. After closely following the weather reports which were suggesting the storm would clear out just before sunrise, I decided to get up early and snow shoe into this location. Luckily the forecasters were right! It was an incredible experience to see all of the fresh snowfall at White River Sno-Park and to watch the alpenglow light up the summit of the mountain.