But I'm stubborn and wasn't going to risk missing a shot that might be there. I hiked to a vantage point I'd scouted a few days earlier. I setup and waited, not sure how long I'd be willing to wait for a shot that may never come. Fortunately after about 30 minutes or so the clouds parted enough to allow some sunlight to illuminate the lake. The entire light show lasted just a few minutes and then socked in again.
It was one of my favorite hikes to date. Hiking through fresh snow in the mountains with no one around. It was a pretty amazing experience. The freshly fallen snow muting all sounds. The silence was so thick you could hear it.