It was a 2 day backpacking trip up to Ice Lake; a destination my wife and I had on our list since we first met. That afternoon we retreated to our tent as a massive storm rolled in with the loudest thunder and lightning I have ever witnessed. As we tuckered down in our small 2 person tent with high winds, heavy rains and some hail we contemplated whether or not it would be worth it to try and get below treeline. We decided it would be safer to just stay put and wait it out. After what seemed like forever, the rain had stopped and the thunder was faintly heard off in the distant. As we unzipped the tent to step out we could not believe the incredible scene surrounding our little tent.