Moraine Lake

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Moraine Lake

The campground is right next to the railway tracks. And the trains don’t stop for the night so the loud horns wake us up a couple of times. Before heading back to Lake Louise for another hike our first stop is Moraine Lake to enjoy the famous ‘twenty dollar’ view (it’s printed on the Canadian twenty dollar bill). We only have to walk a short way from the parking lot to get the full view into the Valley of the Ten Peaks. Next to Spirit Island it is one of the most photographed places in Canada. And for a good reason, because the view really IS magnificent. Along the lake we see a signpost at a trailhead not to walk here with less than six people, because there have been bear sightings in the last few days. We give this a miss…

Our hike of the day is towards the plain of six glaciers. The first part is the same as the walk yesterday, on the path along the lake. At the end of the lake the path slowly climbs: first through some woods later it’s open land. We have splendid views over the snowy tops of Mount Lefroy and Mount Victoria in the distance. Behind us the Fairmont Chateau is still visible. We stop at a teahouse for a lunch and after this welcome break we continue up over a windy and chilly path. We are surrounded by glaciers and snowy mountain tops, behind us the Chateau is a tiny dot. After this rewarding view we return on the same route back to the RV.

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Moraine Lake
Moraine Lake
Moraine Lake
Moraine Lake
Moraine Lake
Moraine Lake
Moraine Lake
Moraine Lake
Plain of the six Glaciers
Plain of the six Glaciers
Moraine Lake
photo by: Vikram