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Diane on a cliff - looking over Peyto Lake

It was good waking up in a normal friendly hostel.  Our room mate was a French Canadian girl from Quebec.  Had gruel again for breakfast (Emma has bought a box of oatbran) although today we had syrup to go with it - so not so bland - will look forward to this breakfast for the next 200 mornings!

We headed out to Peyto Lake which was just a short walk along snowy footpaths to the view of a brilliant turquoise lake - it was definitely spectacular.  We stood with the other onlookers for a while and then headed off up another path.  We found another trail which led us through the trees to a rocky outcrop which had amazing views of the lake and mountains.

Emma with the Japanese tourists
  It was very peaceful, we spent a while sunbathing on the rocks before making our way back down the trail.

Next stop was Bow Lake, the trail started at a lodge on the edge of the lake and we followed the path around,  and again found a sunny spot.  Managed to get a picture of a pika - a little creature apparently related to the rabbit.  It was a good day, lots of sun and very warm when sitting around looking at the scenery.  This has definitely got to be one of the better times to visit this area.  The roads and trails are alot quieter than they must be in the summer.  We did manage to come across a couple of coach loads of Japanese tourists though - off the bus, snap, snap, on the bus.

In the evening we had our thanksgiving dinner with a bottle of wine and really enjoyed it.  It made a change to pasta or noodles!

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Diane on a cliff - looking over Pe…
Diane on a cliff - looking over P…
Emma with the Japanese tourists
Emma with the Japanese tourists
A view of Peyto Lake
A view of Peyto Lake
Bear prints - we think!
Bear prints - we think!
Emma in the snowy woods
Emma in the snowy woods
Bow Lake
Bow Lake
Bow Lake
Bow Lake
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photo by: mountaingirl