Max Hammer keeps it tight in a no-name couloir. We had camped at about 12,000 feet seeking various objectives in the high country of California. If you blinked at the wrong time, you might not have even seen this shot because it was so narrow and tucked in the mountainside. It didn’t exactly top out, but it faced due east and though I wasn’t sure when the sun would rise, I thought there could be a chance it would light up. It’s quite possible that that only happens eight days of the year, and only for a few moments at a time. A rare find.