Mirror Lake was without water, the mirror not reflecting. Nevertheless, reflection still occurred.
After reflecting, I walked away. A male/female couple in their retirement years on their way to see Mirror Lake asked how much longer it was before seeing it. I answered by saying that they had about 15 more minutes of walking, and that there was no lake. They paused. I then added: it’s still a beautiful view.
They continued on to the water-less lake view.