I made this image the evening of the summer solstice in 2012. My daughter, Sabrina and I hiked in over Russell-Carillion pass to this incredible spot, Wallace Lake. This lake is about five miles east of the John Muir Trail in the Wallace Creek drainage in Sequoia Park. We had both been here before, and looked forward to a return visit. I had already scouted this particular view in 2007, and I was ready to go this year. These amazing clouds came by at sunset, and the light over Mount Whitney was especially intense. The day was so long that this image and two others made a few minutes apart were done about 9:30PM!