Sun going down on a snowy Merced River

I had only had three hours to snowshoe around this amazing meadow at the end of a snowfall, but the powder was deep my legs were pretty exhausted at this point. Just about to head back to the car when this glimmer of gold poked through the trees and reflected off the surface of the Merced. Moment of Zen to cap the day.
In Nature. Taken: Dec. 29, 2021

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