For us here at Goldpaint Photography, 2015 begins with a couple of milestones. On May 16th, we became Mr. and Mrs. Goldpaint. 5 years ago, we met at mile 50 on the famous Pacific Crest Trail, and so began the start of our great adventure together. We backpacked 1300 miles that year and promised to each other that we would someday try and finish the remaining 1300 miles. For the next 5 or so months, we will once again put on our packs, lace up our trail runners, and venture out into deep wilderness areas and attempt to make it to the finish line…Manning Park, British Columbia. Only 800 miles of Northern California and another 500 miles through Washington state, and we will be doing our happy dance at the Northern Terminus. In addition to nursing our blistered feet, sore knees, backs, and every other imaginable ache and pain you can think of, Brad will be out there photographing the night sky in high altitude areas only few will ever experience in a lifetime. If you are interested in reading about our adventures, we have a blog detailing our experiences in 2010, and we plan to blog again this year. You can find us at: http://www.trailjournals.com/hikertrash15. Our hope is to finish this beautiful trail and having come full-circle, continue to inspire our students through our work, and dedication to the preservation of our dark skies. If you have ever had the desire to learn how to capture the night sky within a safe and fun learning environment, please check out our 2016 workshop schedule here: http://goldpaintphotography.com/workshops/. We hope to someday meet you under the stars!
Brad and Marci