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Moraine Lake
Lens: DA 12-24 Camera: K5IIs Photo Location: Morraine Lake, Alberta 
Posted By: daacon, 09-12-2014, 03:35 AM

Last weekend my wife and I went out for supper on Friday. Had a great buffalo burger and a couple of beer. We talked about what to do for the weekend. Well I could not order another beer because around 06:30 pm we decided to head for Calgary (about a 3 - 3/1/2 drive). Love the last minute road trips !

On Saturday we did manage to get to Moraine Lake. It was a beautiful day. The problem with going to the Mountains on a nice weekend in September, is there are 6,876,432 other people who decide to be there as well. Given the 45 minute construction delay on the way, the 30 minute delay to get into the area (they were only letting in so many cars) and having to park about a kilometer away from the parking lot, this is the only place we managed to visit.

Still glad we went as this road is only open for a short period. At the high elevation of 1883 meters the lake remains frozen into the month of June.Due to winter conditions that include heavy snowfall and avalanche risks the road to Moraine Lake is closed to vehicle traffic from early October to early June so this is likley the only time we will get there this year.

It was about a 5 hour round trip (traffic and construction added a lot of time) - we stayed for about an hour and glad we did. Got to remember to get there on a weekday and you really need to be there before 10:00 am or after 05:00 pm. We had too much fun Friday night so did not get up for an early departure

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Only two words, Awesome.
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absolutely stunning venue dave, breathtaking ! fine captures, thanks for sharing, dave m
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love this area Dave. Beautiful images. JIM

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Great image Dave.... thanks for posting... I love the colour of that glacial melt, I haven't canoed there yet...
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Superb image !!

Long ago, when I lived in Calgary, my wife and my oldest son (and me of course) took what seemed at the time a trip to "the end of the world" !!
We ended up at Moraine Lake ... and I forgot: my buddy Brian lead us there, the mountain man he was.
I had successfully taken ONE single shot of this beautiful place with my son in the foreground and the lake behind.

This photo of yours brings me back quite a few years (1979 to be precise!) ... and it is quite a much better picture compared to my old film shot of the late '70'S !

Thanks so much for sharing something I had almost forgotten.

Cheers!
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well it's no wonder why so many want to visit this area, it is almost mystical and your photos really bring out the beauty.
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Lovely shots, Dave.

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What a gorgeous place!
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What a beautiful place and great photos. Well worth the drive.
Reminds me of many family trips to the Colorado Rockies.
It looks like Lassie could be there somewhere. Thanks for sharing.
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Man, that first one is a knock-out, buddy. Beautifully done.

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QuoteOriginally posted by gmans Quote
Only two words, Awesome.
Why thanks gmans appreciate it.

QuoteOriginally posted by dcmsox2004 Quote
absolutely stunning venue dave, breathtaking ! fine captures, thanks for sharing, dave m
Thanks Dave.

QuoteOriginally posted by Jimbo Quote
love this area Dave. Beautiful images. JIM
Thanks Jim it is iconic for sure.

QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
Great image Dave.... thanks for posting... I love the colour of that glacial melt, I haven't canoed there yet...
THanks Norm you keep threating to come up here glad to see the dream is still alive.

QuoteOriginally posted by jpzk Quote
Superb image !!
Long ago, when I lived in Calgary, my wife and my oldest son (and me of course) took what seemed at the time a trip to "the end of the world" !!
We ended up at Moraine Lake ... and I forgot: my buddy Brian lead us there, the mountain man he was.
I had successfully taken ONE single shot of this beautiful place with my son in the foreground and the lake behind.
This photo of yours brings me back quite a few years (1979 to be precise!) ... and it is quite a much better picture compared to my old film shot of the late '70'S !
Thanks so much for sharing something I had almost forgotten.
Cheers!
Thanks glad I could bring back some memories.

QuoteOriginally posted by Bob Harris Quote
well it's no wonder why so many want to visit this area, it is almost mystical and your photos really bring out the beauty.
Thanks Bob most photographed lake in Alberta maybe all of Canada.

QuoteOriginally posted by Canada_Rockies Quote
Lovely shots, Dave.
Thanks !

QuoteOriginally posted by Jacquot Quote
What a gorgeous place!
Thanks it is that.

QuoteOriginally posted by TimR Quote
What a beautiful place and great photos. Well worth the drive.
Reminds me of many family trips to the Colorado Rockies.
It looks like Lassie could be there somewhere. Thanks for sharing.
Did not see Lassie but it part of the Rockies.

QuoteOriginally posted by Sailor Quote
Man, that first one is a knock-out, buddy. Beautifully done.
Jer
Thanks Jer appreciate the comment.
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