Friday, July 03, 2009

Lake Louise & Moraine Lake 2009

From our base in Golden we took a day trip out to Lake Louise. It's only a 45 minute or so drive from the house so an easy trip and we had plenty of time to explore the area.

On our way we stopped at the Spiral Tunnels we had visited 18 months ago, however it was a little cloudy here and very busy with tourists so we only made it a quick stop.

Views from the Spiral Tunnels lookout

Shortly after we arrived at Lake Louise. Sue getting her first pose.

Views of the Lake

And the mountains that anchor the South end

Adrian and Mojo. We think we might have finally trained Mojo to pose for the camera, but you still have to be quick before he becomes distracted - especially somewhere as busy as Lake Louise in June !

Sue dips her toe in the lake, just to make sure it's as cold as it looks. And it is.

David and Mojo

We walked some of the way along the trail that runs alongside the lake. This is the view back towards Chateau Lake Louise

And again from further along

David and his mum

More views around the lake

Then we headed to Moraine Lake that David and I had visited when we first came here in 2004 but was closed due to winter conditions on our last visit 18 months ago

These views from the road towards Moraine Lake.

Then we arrive at Moraine Lake. This lake is much less developed than Lake Louise and only has a few small guest lodge accommodations and a small cafe.


More views of the lake

David at Moraine Lake

Looking up at the edge of a glacier which runs away from Moraine Lake.

This lake was quiet and peaceful by comparison to Lake Louise

Adrian and Mojo again

View back up the lake from the further side

Sue at Moraine Lake

Heading away from Moraine Lake we get views back towards Lake Louise Village and the ski hill above

A wider view of the valley and Lake Louise Village.

A great day out and we were very lucky with the weather !

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