January 8, 2011

First Snowstorm of 2011

A big snowstorm on January 6 & 7 has added about 20 cm of snow to the landscape around Lake Louise.  Every tree is coated, and the mountains look spectacular.

Today, we headed up the Icefields Parkway to Bow Lake to explore.  The winter canvas included afternoon sunshine on Dolomite Peak, fresh snowshoe hare tracks, and the robin's egg blue of the Crowfoot Glacier.  The big boulders along our route were draped with snow, and looked like sculpted marshmallows.

The new snow will freshen up all our snowshoeing trails, and has wiped clean all the existing animal tracks. Any tracks we see now are fresh for 2011.

Happy New Year!