After the four-hour drive to Toroweap, which was uneventful and not nearly as bad as I had feared, I set up camp and scouted a spot to shoot the sunset. My spot was down over the edge of the cliff, nestled in the rocks. Two other photographers were on the plateau above me, looking for a good sunset composition. It was raining lightly and the wind was blowing as always. Then I heard running feet on the plateau above me. Looking over my shoulder, I discovered this amazing double rainbow. There was no time to clamber out of my perch in the rocks, so all I could do was find the best possible composition where I was, and shoot as quickly as possible. The rainbow lasted for quite some time, and was simply stunning. The photographer who had been running showed me his shot as we returned to camp - he managed to frame a beautiful evergreen tree, glowing in the sunset light, in the center of the rainbow. A once in a lifetime shot!
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