Elena and Matt are the adventurous type. They didn’t want to settle for the usual engagement photos, but rather had the idea of heading for a mountain top. I suggested Morro Peak, a shorter hike that offers incredible views of the Athabasca river valley. The summer was busy for everyone, so it was only a week or so before the wedding that we managed to get out for our hike. It was a beautiful day in Jasper, and we set out in the late afternoon, aiming for sunset.
We found some great views, but we didn’t find the right trail. It had been awhile since I had climbed Morro and I led us up the wrong direction, getting us thoroughly misplaced. By the time we got rearranged, the sun was getting lower and lower so we decided there wasn’t enough time to make it to the top. Instead, we made do with what we had. On the way down, the wind whipped up and storm clouds were threatening. We even had a bit of rain blowing through the valley. Our luck shifted, however, with the appearance of a beautiful double rainbow arcing down into the valley south of us.
We may not have gotten to the top, but we certainly got an adventure.