We didn’t have a conventional first date, since we met backpacking in the Yukon. But we did take a few walks together under the midnight sun and jumped into glacial streams together. Dena did not understand that we were dating at this point.
Colin proposed to Dena during their travels through the backcountry in Canyonlands National Park. He carried an antique turquoise ring for a full week while waiting for the perfect sunset. After watching the elk in the valley as the sun dipped beneath the horizon, Colin proposed.