Driving back to the remote location of Christmas Meadows in the High Uinta Mountains I was nearly stuck several times, in fact on the road in I had to pull several fallen trees off with my truck. The early season wet snow created a heavy blanket on the trees snapping trees up to 7" in diameter. In the back of my mind I knew if I could make it to this location it would be well worth it. Pulling into the meadow I was smiling ear to ear as I'd be after a photograph here for the past 5 years. The day was pure magic, the light shifted, the clouds slowly lifted and I had my chance to capture this amazing scene.