Utah’s Mount Timpanogos rises on the east side of Utah Valley, in Utah County, over Utah Lake.
At about 6,000 feet above the valley floor, the mountain can make its own weather at times. On a cold winter morning, sun struggling to climb over the peak can expose clouds from sublimating ice on the mountain, or clouds from ice crystals blown off the top slopes.
Any way they form, it can be a spectacular start to another day.
Much of my childhood was spent about five miles south and east of the spot this photo was taken (American Fork?). The mountain filled most of my bedroom window. A sunrise like this one would look like a forest fire in my room. But film was expensive, and my camera was a snapshot special.
Thanks to @CharBailey5479, whoever you are.