Talk about last minute adventure. This was a 3-hour drive to Soldotna, just to catch the sunrise on Mt. Redoubt. I left my house around 12 a.m. and arrived in Soldotna around 3, 4 a.m. I slept in the Fred Meyer parking lot in my truck till 7 a.m. or so, until the sun started to come up. Not bringing a sleeping bag or a thick blanket was a very bad mistake. This was in the wintertime and it was about 10 degrees. Sleeping in the cold was worth it though—the color that started moving down the mountain was beautiful. It started out as a dull color then rapidly started changing to this purple color. I knew I had to get the shot fast because of how fast the light and colors were changing. This was by far one of the best sunrises I've seen.