in three installments
surrounded by Intense beauty
Look closely and you will see that there is a metal chain along the rock wall. Using it wasn't necessary because the path was wide enough and not slippery.
looking back at Lake Louise
a bench on which to sit and absorb the views and pristine air
the tea house! where fresh bread, soup, sandwiches, sweets, and tea are offered
I love the idea of a tea house high up in the mountains where one can relax and revive after a hike.
How do all the supplies get way up here? What happens to the garbage?
The scenery at this point and along the entire hike is Intensely beautiful. From here there is a trail that climbs up to a glacier. That's a hike for another trip!
commentary from last week:
Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada is one of the most spectacular places on Earth. My husband and I were privileged to visit twice in 2 consecutive years. The Plain of Six Glaciers is my top, number 1 favorite hike I've ever done. This is because the scenery is breathtakingly spectacular every single step of the way! My photos do not do justice. Yet I offer them as a small taste of possibility.
There are links in last week's POST as well. You can also see a map of this hike and will note that it is basically straight up.
Alphabe-Thursday, hosted by Ms Jenny, is so much fun! This week our letter is "I." --for Intense Beauty-- Come visit others' submissions HERE and join in the fun!
Thank you, Ms Jenny, for hostessing another round!
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