A hike or snowshoe at Larch Valley in winter is a unique experience above Moraine Lake.
Winter photographs are captured on a snowshoe of Larch Valley above Moraine Lake and south of Lake Louise Village, Alberta, Canada. Larch Valley is commonly an annual sojourn in the 3rd week of September. To see the stark comparison of Autumn versus Winter, refer to the post Larch Valley and Sentinel Pass.
During this snowshoe trek, a snow squall roars from Paradise Valley over Sentinel Pass on my approach to Minnestimma Lakes. The switchbacks to Sentinel Pass are completely obliterated by the sudden winter whiteout.
On the retreat, the squall ends at lower elevation by the time I make it back to Moraine Lake, nestled in the beautiful Valley of the Ten Peaks. This is truly a magical place.