Peyto Lake: Baniff National Park ~ British Columbia Canada

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I have to share this image, from a Rocky Mountain holiday; as, it was such a memorable point in time of my life, for me.
The kids and wife didn’t want to come. So, alone I trekked up the side of the mountain, for about 20min; above the tree line, no birds, no human sounds…. all one could hear was the wind/ the quiet was deafening!
I was held captive, by the scene that played out in front of me; for the first time in my life ~ at 40yrs old, the realization of how really insignificant we humans are..The native Indians have got it right…
we must learn to teach our young, now, before it’s too late: *to be one, with Mother Nature
~ and take care of our mountains, trees, and water..for she can be very cruel, the Japanese can attest to that
This image was taken in 1986, on a trip out west.. days gone by… great memories..

As is~ directly out of the camera

Since submission 2009-01-19 751 views

Peyto Lake (pea-toe) is a glacier-fed lake located in Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies. The lake itself is easily accessed from the Icefields Parkway. It was named for Bill Peyto, an early trail guide and trapper in the Banff area.
The lake is formed in a valley of the Waputik Range, between Caldron Peak, Peyto Peak and Mount Jimmy Simpson, at an elevation of 1,860 m (6,100 ft).
During the summer, significant amounts of glacial rock flour flow into the lake, and these suspended rock particles give the lake a bright, turquoise color. Because of its bright color, photos of the lake often appear in illustrated books, and area around the lake is a popular sightseeing spot for tourists in the park. The lake is best seen from Bow Summit, the highest point on the Icefield Parkway.

The lake is fed by the Peyto Creek, which drains water from the Caldron Lake and Peyto Glacier (part of the Wapta Icefield), and flows into the Mistaya River.

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