It didn't start that way. I didn't book a flight to Iceland and rent a car for two weeks to chase the Northern Lights, but after five days in the country, and four spectacular sightings, I was consumed by them.
"From Brainard we steadily climb along a scenic trail lined with meadows, and waterfalls, and the occasional break in the trees that offers framed views of jagged mountainsides whose every nook and cranny are brought to life by the bright rays of the sinking sun."
"Today, this field is a simple masterpiece — the perfect combination of chaos and calm. But tomorrow, its contents will begin a journey that will eventually end in a locally-made craft beer or a handcrafted glass of Colorado whiskey."