From Tumalo Mountain
I carefully tracked weather patterns for weeks
in hopes of capturing this image. A 3:30 AM
alarm awoke me the morning after a 28 inch snowfall.
The fresh powder created a wintery alpine view
and an arduous snowshoe climb to the summit
of Tumalo Mountain where this image was composed.
Tumalo Mountain is a favorite playground for
backcountry skiers because of its steep east
facing bowl, proximity to the city of Bend and
its wondrous alpine views. This specific view
displays South Sister, Middle Sister and Broken
Top bathed in the pink alpenglow of a winter