|Matt Loesch and Don Geyer on Iron Peak summit.|
Winning contestants got to spend time with me on the trail, while I offered photography tips and suggestions.
Well, that was the plan anyway!
The reality is that one winner is currently hiking the entire PCT, another was running a marathon in San Diego, and a third had a family member fall ill at the last moment.
This left Matt. Matt wasn't very interested in photographing flowers along Ingalls Creek as had originally been planned - he wanted to go high for views. So we called an audible and headed up the Teanaway, targeting Iron Peak.
It was a fun adventure. Matt summited his first peak outside of Mt. Pilchuck, and signed his first summit register! He also experienced his first time of extensive snow travel (and there was a lot of snow).
This was a fun event, and one that I have been looking forward to ever since signing on last September. Thanks for a fun day and great company, Matt!