Lake Louise - Banff National Park - Hiking Alberta

 

Lake Louise is an emerald, glacier-capped gem in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.

 

Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

 

A stop at Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta is nearly obligatory on the drive home from Palliser Lodge at the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, above Golden, British Columbia, to Calgary, Alberta, CanadaLake Louise and the incredible surrounding scenery in Banff National Park holds many incredible and indelible memories.

 

Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

 

Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada Lake Louise and the Plain of Six Glaciers, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

 

Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada The Plain of Six Glaciers past Lake Louise in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

 

Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada A long lens view of the Plain of Six Glaciers above Lake Louise in Banff national Park, Alberta, Canada.

 

The Lake Louise panorama includes the distinctive Big Beehive looming above hidden Lake Agnes, a quiet place of more peaceful dignity above the awe-inspired crowds assembled around the world-famous Chateau Lake Louise.

 

Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada Big Beehive looms large over tiny Lake Agnes hidden discretely above Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

 

Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

 

The long lens reveals Lake Agnes Teahouse a short distance above Mirror Lake at the base of Big Beehive but tiny and exquisitely beautiful sub-alpine Lake Agnes remains secret above Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.

 

Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada At the shoreline of Lake Louise in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

 

An adventure that began on August 3 is coming to its inevitable end.  The six-day span has been filled with adventure in awesome places.  Nature has taught and expanded emotional horizons.  This experience began at one site of Bow River flooding in Baker Park, Calgary, Alberta.  The river has changed dramatically in recovery but much evidence of the significant impact remains.

 

Bow River, Baker Park,Calgary, Alberta, Canada Bow River, Baker Park, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

 

Bow River, Baker Park,Calgary, Alberta, Canada Bow River, Baker Park, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

 

Bow River, Baker Park,Calgary, Alberta, Canada Bow River, Baker Park, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

 

Bow River, Baker Park,Calgary, Alberta, Canada Bow River, Baker Park, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

 

These hiking adventures are always special.  They are always appreciated.  They  always create indelible memories.  Thank you.

Photographs in this post were taken on August 9, 2013 at Lake Louise, and in Calgary on August 3, 2013 at Baker Park.

 

 

 

 

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