Into the mountain: taking a shoot on MT. Rainier off the bucket list.
The bucket list has been an idea that has sat far away from my youth. It is something I was planning to tackle as I get older. Little did I know, I would have a bucket list for photography based on my home in the PNW. Over a hundred different shoot ideas and locatiosn o get through. A small little bullet list include all of the local mountains. I am so happy to be able to present one of the biggest mountains in this area as part of the Journal.
The Journey there
We were extremely lucky to have gone up on a national holiday, so our entrance costs were taken care of! Great when you don't expect a sixty dollar door ticket. The drive up was as uneventful as you can imagine. A few rivers here and there, a visitor spot halfway up, and just a ton of trees. Truthfully not much to look at until you get to the top. When you finish the 50 minute drive to the top, the mountain shows you what it is all about. A ton of rocky peaks that no one will climb, the fields of mountain flowers, and finally the mountain itself.
I planned ahead to give us the most amount of time to get our photo work done. We knew there was a ton of hiking to get done and only so much daylight to do it in. But at some moments we just had to learn how to exercise patience. Clouds came in front of the main mountain and I knew I was not going to be satisfied with a hidden mountain photo. So we waited. And we waited. I even asked some other mountaineers if they wanted their photos done while we were waiting. And the clouds decided to open up for us and we got the hero shot. If you take just a moment and waited on the home page slider you would have seen it. If you had not, i hope you enjoy it here.