There was a lot of moving parts to this wedding, but it all worked out great. First there was the Galehead Hut stay (which they rather enjoyed). Then the weather, which was cooperating nicely. Then the photographers we supplied — Redline Guide Ryan Mcguire and current Guide Intern Mike Maciel (we’ll be telling you more about him soon) — had to hike up to the hut to follow the couple up. And finally there was Redline Guiding owner and wedding officiant Mike Cherim. He came up from another direction opting to hike North Twin first. Thanks to more potential views, that route is arguably more appealing. Or that’s what Mike says, anyway.
Mike was the first to arrive on the summit. He was very early, but you simply cannot be late to a wedding! A couple hours later Mike M. arrived, followed by the groom, his best man, then Ryan who escorted the bride and her friends/bridesmaids. The bride and groom, protected by the rocks, changed into wedding clothes, then everyone moved into position. Mike was instructed to wear his hiker clothing, complete with his trademark Buff, and he stood on some rocks that would serve as an altar. The photographers Ryan and Mike captured the event on film… so to speak.
The photos which follow are a collective effort on the part of Mike, Mike M, and Ryan. Uncredited photos are from Mike.
Congratulations Dustin and Christina! May all your days offer such peace and beauty!