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Driving back from Jasper National Park we ran into a snow storm. Flurries at first and then a full blown snow storm when we got up near Peyto Lake. Visibility was a few hundred feet and I figured there was no way I'd ever get a shot of the lake.

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.

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