Thursday, September 10, 2015

Thursday 10th September 2015…Day17!!!!

Big hike day today and I was packed and on the road by 8.15am again to beat the crowds as I was heading for the iconic Lake Louis!!!!

The mountains on the drive how beautiful!!!

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Took me around 30 minutes to arrive

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Yes there were hordes of tourists but I soon lost them as I headed into the hills…this was going to be a long hike!!!

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So the climb began

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Looking back at the trail..

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Great zoom on my little camera

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Ok a first for me and I will walk you through it….

The climb was quite steep and I stopped to take the above photograph and as I was taking it I hear a thunderous roar and saw my first small avalanche and managed the shot below I know it looks like a waterfall but actually snow cascading down the cliff…how lucky was I???

 

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I reached the end of the trail and the views of the the mountains were spectacular and I sat and had lunch but then it started more thunderous noises echoing  through the valley but nothing else it was awesome!!!

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I would imagine with all the noise that somewhere behind all that snow some activity was going on….

On the way back I stopped at the tea house for a look!!!

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I took a different trail back that was supposed to lead to another tea house but somewhere some how I did not find the trail head but I later joined up with the trail that I took up.

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below describes the above X…

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Different colors on the way back!!!

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It was a wonderful hike I reckon about 15 km..

I then drove to the next lake

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This place was like a zoo…hundreds all people around parking lots totally full so I just put my flashers on and stopped in a bus parking zone and quickly snapped these shots!!!

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It was a great day!!!

I was home by 5pm and settled down to watch tennis only to find out the games had been cancelled because of rain…so a soak in the tub..left over lamb stew from yesterday for dinner  and just as good……packed up for my departure tomorrow.

I am staying in a town called Golden BC  tomorrow but before I get there I am going on a long waterfall laden hike in Yoho national park!!!!

Yashi Kochi!!!

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