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Alpenglow 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 sunrise.


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