It was a frigid, late-fall morning long before the crack of down when I met with Jessica and Remy outside of the Pisgah National Forest. The clock said it was early morning, but it felt like the dead of night. I couldn’t contain my excitement for the day that lay ahead. The forecast called for a clear morning in the mountains of western North Carolina and I knew it was the perfect setup for a beautiful sunrise. All of the time I had spent prepping for this day, however, did not prepare us for a family of black bears that ran out in front of my car on the drive up to the trailhead. They were adorable, of course, but quite the surprise nonetheless.
Jessica and Remy are so cute. Their laughs are contagious and their burning love for each other is so beautiful. There were a few moments throughout the morning where I gave the two of them some time to themselves, whether it be to change or grab something out of a bag or whatnot, and I remember turning around, or coming back over the bald to the sight, and I would catch Jess wrapped up in Remy’s arms. Beautiful moments in the mountains.
The sunrise that morning couldn’t have been more perfect. The spectrum of colors and lack of cloud cover to obstruct the spectacular view made for an unforgettable adventure. The clouds looked like a sea hanging over valleys in some spots and straight planes of their own in the sky in other directions. And the sun rising over the Blue Ridge Mountains lit the Smoky Mountain Range just perfectly for another fantastic backdrop to end our adventurous morning together.
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