There were moments of quiet anxiety when we thought the journey through the night would be in vain. Arriving just minutes before sunrise, we nestled alongside each other with fleece blankets that adequately protected us from the crisp bite of mountain air. We witnessed the awakening of a star on our horizon that bathed a planet in light and life. The dawn signaled the beginning of our race down the mountain to our next source of natural wonder. We gathered our possessions and began our decent. We would miss this moment, so we captured it. A moment that reflected the past, and captured the glory of what was yet to come.