On this day, I just had a gut feeling the sunrise would be spectacular up in the mountains. With a wake up around 3:30am and a two hour drive up to the base of Hood, I was already exhausted by the time I put my snow shoes on and began the hike up White River in the dark. After deciding to find a composition with fluffy snow in the foreground rather than flowing water, I settled on this spot and began snapping images when first light began to appear. For more than half an hour, the skies changed from one brilliant color to the next and provided yet another awe inspiring Oregon morning. Create your personal portfolio page and let us share it monthly to over 400,000 members and followers.