I have been dreaming about going to Maroon Bells since i came to know about it two years ago. So on my trip to Aspen i did not want to miss any chances to take a perfect pic. We went there the evening before to scout the location. Then we got up at 3 AM next morning and went there again. We were one of the first ones to arrive there at 4. The plan was to take some long exposure star trail pics and then take sunrise pics and also beat the infamous fall weekend crowds. Due to dense cloud cover we could not take any star trail pics. We tried taking some pictures of moving cloud, but those did not turn out to be very interesting as the clouds were moving across the picture. So we did not had much to do except to wait three hours in freezing cold and agonize over probability of the thick cloud cover robbing us from the sunrise shot. Thankfully as the time went by, the clouds started to clear up. When the sun finally came up I got the shots which have been dreaming since long. We were planning to go to crater lake after this. But when we finished taking the pics here out hands and feet were frozen from cold. We rushed back to car went back to hotel and slept off.