Turquoise Water

Reflection from Hiking Path

            There are magical places where natural beauty is unlike anywhere else you have seen.  Lake Louise in Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada is one of those places.  Visiting in mid-October gave us a chance to hike the lakeshore with only 100 hundred people instead of the thousands who visit in here in the summer. 

Reflection of Snowy Mountains

            The snow covered peaks surrounded by grey skies made the lake colorless at the beginning near the Chateau Hotel.  It was beautiful, but not the turquoise waters you see after the glacial melt in the summer.  We started around the lake and had two choices of hiking: one was a relatively flat partially paved path lightly covered with snow and packed ice or up the higher trail with crampons and walking sticks. 

Turquoise Water

Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. Isaiah 40:28 NIV

Creek flowing into Lake Louise

            We stayed near the lake and as we moved farther on the path, the crowds cleared and we were greeted by that hidden turquoise color in the deeper lake.  The wind calmed and the water became smooth and reflected the surrounding mountains with sheer stunning beauty.  

Frozen Waterfall

Our 2.2 km hike ended with a frozen waterfall above us, and a few snowmen built on the lakes narrow end.  A ray of sunlight on Lake Louise enhanced the view of the hotel in the distance.  It was magnificent and everyone who visits is enchanted and encourages people to see Lake Louise for themselves. 

The Chateau

What are some of the most beautiful places you have visited?  What places exceeded your expectations?  


2 thoughts on “Turquoise Water

  1. I like that frozen waterfall. Makes me wonder what it would be like to freeze in the middle of something and have a bunch of people see you in that state for decades. I’d probably freeze while urinating with a confused look. Haha. Now there’s an image.

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