Sunrise walk to the Stoderzinken
Since holidays with the family also mean you're very rarely alone, we decided to take a walk onto the Stoderzinken very early in the morning to take pictures. Since sunrise is really early in the summer, we had to get started even earlier – we got up at 3 in the morning. About an hour later, half of which we spent driving to and up the Stoderstraße. Which is a toll road by the way - which we didn't know, as it used to be a normal open road.
When we started the 50 minute ascent onto the actual peak, a faint reddish glow started to be visible on the horizon, and we started worrying that we might be to late. Shortly before the peak we met a family, also making their way up there for sunrise.
And then we reached the peak. The sky was already softly glowing in pink and orange and we had a beautiful scenery of the cross at the peak, the mountains surrounding us, and some sheep with little bells right there at the top of the Stoderzinken.
I asked Tim: "How often in our lives do you think we will do something like this? We are so fortunate, what a wonderful experience!" We agreed that things like this are a once-in-a-lifetime situation, even though we might be able to do it again some time.
Then, a few minutes later the sun slowly rose over the mountain shilouttes. And then Tim put away his camera, walked over to me and got down on his knees. Asking me if I would like to marry him.
Oh, what a once-in-a-lifetime experience this early morning walk was.
After all that happened earlier, the walk back to the car was rather unspectacular, and a lot easier than the way up in the darkness.