Mt. Sneffels was our second 14,000 footer, and also where Victoria and I became engaged. So this will always be a special mountain for us. We left Denver at 5pm on Friday after Victoria got out of work. On the 7-hour drive to the trailhead, we experienced the most amazing rainbow we’ve ever seen. I almost pulled the car over and proposed on the side of the road. We ended up arriving at the trailhead around 1 in the morning. Our Outback barely made it up the 4×4 trail to the lower trailhead, and it was terrifying driving in the middle of the night.

We woke up a little before 6 and started hiking. I proposed at the summit, and she said yes. Afterwards, we went to Telluride and spent the night there.