MORAINE LAKE, BANFF NATIONAL PARK, CANADA

June 13, 2010

We visited this beautiful little lake in the Canadian Rockies on June 13th. The ice had just gone out and the water level, which recedes over winter, was still low. A late spring had delayed the snowmelt. The Valley of the Ten Peaks is the gleaming backdrop. Elevations of these peaks, which lie along the continental divide, exceed 3,000 meters.

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A view from the 'Rockpile' on the northeast end of the lake. The lakeshore trail is an easy stroll.
Gray jays pester us for handouts. The snow is at last beginning to thaw.

 

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