I came around a bend in the trail and was treated to this view of snow-capped, jagged Tetons with deep shadows playing over the mountainside evergreens and the boulders on the valley floor in front of me.
The peaceful quiet of morning was reflected in the calm face of this lake and the graceful reeds that pierced its surface.
The tranquil mood projected by this lake was enhanced by the blue, green and violet hues in the surrounding landscape.
Here, the snake river is more like a lake, with early morning rays of light playing along its shoreline and in the surrounding trees.
The striking beauty of Cascade Canyon is revealed here in the subtle colors of the Teton peaks, the sunlit evergreens covering the hillside, and their lovely reflections in the creek below.
Having just descended from the top of the falls, where our vision was obscured by the heavy mist rising from the cascading water, we were rewarded with this view, with the light bouncing off of the surrounding evergreens, across the streamside grasses, and over the rapids below.