Pyramid Lake, Island and Mountain are prime sunrise locations just outside downtown Jasper. When the alarm went off at 3:30am and I looked outside, I knew we would be lucky to get a decent shot of the mountain and island. It was overcast and low-hanging clouds were obscuring them. Mother Nature must have felt bad for us, and on our way there we were fortunate to see some elk that were waiting for us to capture their photographs. After leaving them and turning the corner, we stopped at Pyramid Lake Lodge. Pyramid Mountain was indeed blocked out, but we had a little more luck. Looking away from the mountain to the west, the clouds were putting on a light show. The paddleboats were a welcome foreground element that anchored the scene.