We have been busy beavers trying to see everything in the area in one week. Boy oh boy do we wish we had planned for more time here. We are seriously thinking of spending a whole summer in this area next year.
Today we visited another lake called Moraine Lake. It is a glacially - fed lake in Banff National Park outside the Village of Lake Louise. It is situated in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, at 6,163 feet. It was still partially frozen, but absolutely stunning.
The lake, being glacially fed, does not reach its crest until mid to late June. When it is full, it reflects a distinct shade of blue. The color is due to the refraction of light off the rock flour deposited in the lake on a continual basis. We see a lot of this awesome blue color in the water all over this area.
We saw a ton of Clark's Nutcrackers and Gray Jays in the area. We have bird feeders set up and already have a ton of birds coming daily. I will let the pictures tell the rest of the story. Check back for more later from this awesome part of Canada.