I met Mike Schertz ( www.dynamic-earth-photos.com/ ) while visiting Mt Ranier's Reflection Lake for this sunrise shot. You don't see very many people at this time of day and it's the best time to get the good shots. I've met quite a few good photographers at sunrise and sunset.
This was a single raw image worked in Camera Raw, then opened in Photoshop and final editing done in Color Efex Pro.
Last year wildflowers bloomed late and I missed them by visiting in early August. This year I visit in late August and just catch the tail end of the bloom. I hear they can come out from late July to mid Sept.