Canadian Rocky Mountains

Separating the continental divide of North America are some of the most scenic locations on earth. Towering peaks, enormous glaciers and sparkling blue lakes populate these parts. Seven national parks in the area covering tens of thousands of miles ensure that the Canadian Rockies remain a refuge of wilderness. Even though Banff National Park sees millions of visitors each year, conservation still reigns supreme, and to venture to the Rockies is still to venture into the wild.
Morraine Lake, and inexplicably turqoise waters. top of morraine lake Saddleback mountain Morraine Lake Rockies 086 Rockies 262
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A look back at Paridise and Bow valleys Rockies 061 2014-08-29 15 Unfortunately nasty weather at the summit cut our views short! Rockies 132 Rockies 139
Rockies 117 1And2more tonemapped Mountain fields along the Bow Valley parkway. Bow Lake along the icefields parkway. We'd do a moderate hike to Bow Falls. Bow Lake Hiking along the rushing water from Bow glacier.
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Rockies 221 Lake Louise, always in the clouds. Lake louise, and Fairview peak on the upper left. Rockies 299 Rockies 165 Rockies 288
Snowcapped mountains from Dolomite Pass. Mount Temple on a cold Summer day. The Mountain climate is unpredictable and unforgiving. Bow Valley from the Skoki mountain range across from Lake Louise. Mount Temple. 145 150
Steam powered (?) locomotive near the town of Banff. 173 Rain over the Banff Springs Hotel. When you camp on Tunnel Mt, this is the view from your backyard. 198 204
The beginning of the hike up to Dolomite pass. 4 or 5 streams to hop over in the lowlands. Gaining elevation. Sunny breaks and fantastic views of the valley. A fellow hiker taking a break. I beleive that to be Bow Lake in the background, but I'm not sure. 248 250
Our intended goal: Cirque Peak. Dolomite pass is a nice spot that sits between two mountain chains. Helen Creek (?) running quite vigourously. Took a bit of figuring out how to get across. 283 There was about a km stretch of snow, quite deep, and quite unexpexted in late June! We had to stop eventually, unprepared for the surprisingly alpine ascent. This would have been a much easier task in August!
The view from the false summit. Still quite a triumph. 317 The Marmots kept us company along our hike back down. 332 347 350
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