Thirst is a powerful force. Something inside me is always thirsty. While I have made similar images, I think the next one will always be better. So in the dead of night I slipped out from under the warm blankets. Dressed in my finest synthetics I drove up to West Village at Mount Bachelor. Spring operations meant there would be no uphill restrictions on Monday and Tuesday. I left the car at 6300′ and made a beeline to Pine Marten Lodge at 7775′. After an hour I found myself taking a break sitting next to Bill Healy’s statue. I felt like I owned the place. I felt pretty strong too, 1475′ vertical in an hour. This left plenty of time to scout a great viewpoint for sunrise. The waxing gibbous moon of this years perigee provided ample light. The wind scoured icy slopes of the mounts upper reaches provided a taste of adventure. I hope you enjoy the images just as much as I enjoyed creating it.
Three Sisters Wilderness Oregon