Alpenglow, Mt. Hood, Or

State/Province/Region
OR
Country
US
Nearest Area
Cascade Range
Town
Portland
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This image was made on a solo winter mountaineering trip up Oregon's Mt. Hood in December 2006. The amazing thing about a sunrise in the mountains is that even the snow under your feet turns pink with alpenglow. This particular morning, the pinkish cast was quite surreal, and I took a short break from my uphill slog to capture a few images. This photograph has some poignancy for me; only a few days after my climb, three experienced mountaineers were reported missing on Mt. Hood. Many may remember the media frenzy that resulted from their disappearance, and ultimately, their deaths. I think of them every time I look at this image. www.scottrubey.com

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February 20, 2013
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