Due to the California wildfires, Lake Tahoe was completely filled with with smoke the last few days before I headed up there to take photos. Fortunately, it started clearing up on the north end on the Nevada side the day that I got there. I was even able to shoot the Milky Way after sunset. The next morning, I hiked down to this popular location around 5:30am. I had the place to myself for the next few hours. The water was incredibly calm. Free of boat wakes and waves. I was surrounded by the sounds of nature and wildlife waking up.