I initially set out for sunset with Sunrise and Mt Rainier in mind, but the clouds hid the mountain during what was an otherwise fantastic light display. Though cold, it was a beautifully quiet night so I decided to stick around and explore throughout the night. Morning came and the entire area was orange from the sun trying to break through the clouds. Still no showing of Mt Rainier but was a enjoyable morning listening to the distant wildlife and playing hide and seek with my brocken spectre and glory while the clouds and sun battled. The sun finally got some headway in the battle and the clouds retreated..revealing Marcus Peak and portions of the Palisades Lakes.