Anne Elliott

Anne Elliott

Posted on 07/20/2013


Photo taken on October  3, 2011


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Moraine Lake

Moraine Lake
A photo taken on 3 October 2011, when friends and I went to Moraine Lake to hike the Larch Valley trail (a very strenuous uphill hike with 10 switchbacks, which nearly killed me!). The day was overcast for most of the time and the low light was not good for photography, but at least you get an idea of the magnificent colour of Moraine Lake and the spectacular mountains of the Valley of the Ten Peaks.

"Moraine Lake is a glacially-fed lake in Banff National Park, 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) outside the Village of Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada. It is situated in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, at an elevation of approximately 6,183 feet (1,885 m). The lake has a surface area of .5 square kilometres (0.19 sq mi).

The lake, being glacially fed, does not reach its crest until mid to late June. When it is full, it reflects a distinct shade of blue. The color is due to the refraction of light off the rock flour deposited in the lake on a continual basis." From Wikipedia.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moraine_Lake

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8 comments - The latest ones
Armpro
Armpro
Fantastic landscape capture

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5 years ago.
Guy Fawkes
Guy Fawkes
Wonderful scene Anne, sounds like it was haed work but well worth it.

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5 years ago.
LeapFrog
LeapFrog
This is one of the most beautiful places in the area ... terrific reflections and an awesome shot of the Rockies ... outstanding!!
5 years ago.
Cats 99
Cats 99
If the hike doesn't actually kill you, it is well worth it! (I know well what you mean by that though) This is a fantastic view of a beautiful and pristine looking lake! The reflections in it are fantastic!
5 years ago.
LeapFrog
LeapFrog
An Excellent View!!
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5 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
Wonderful setting

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5 years ago.
odell_rd
odell_rd
So worth the struggle - such a beautiful and magnificent scene.
5 years ago.
Geoff. McElwaine
Geoff. McElwaine
I bet that the lake water is too cold for swimming. It is a beautiful colour, though !
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