Double Rainbow, Glacier National Park, Montana
Notes from the field
I was climbing above Logan Pass in a terrible rain storm when I noticed a tiny break in the clouds in the western sky. I knew that if the sun was able to shine through it, it would create some dramatic rainbows. But I was on the wrong side of the basin. I wanted to photograph the rainbow stretching over the gorge, but needed to be on the western side of the pass in order to be able to fit more than a couple peaks in the frame. I ran as fast as I could with a full pack and arrived at a good vantage point about 15 minutes later, about the same time the sun arrived in the clearing. I was drenched, out of breath and panting hard, but I got my image.