It was early in January 2013, watching the forecast I knew there was to be a good chance of a clearing/breaking sky come dawn after our recent snowstorm. Getting my car stuck right at the turnoff to this overlook after the 45 minute drive back through the mountains, I hoofed it up the slope to the trail and overlook about a half mile away as the pink and purple glow seemed to intensify by the second! "Please hold on till I'm ready!!!", I remember my brain racing... Well as you can see, I arrived just in the nick of time to capture the peak of this burning sky as the sun began to rise behind the mountain! What a moment... As the storm in my head gave way to the utter peace all around me, this "Thundering Silence."