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Valley of the Ten Peaks

Mountains inspire awe in any human person who has a soul. They remind us of our frailty, our

unimportance, of the briefness of our span upon this earth. They touch the heavens, and sail serenely at an altitude beyond even the imaginings of a mere mortal. ~ Elizabeth Aston

 

Explored September 8, 2012

 

Yes folks, it really is this color, especially in the early morning light and from a higher vantage point. Moraine Lake is a glacially-fed lake in Banff National Park outside the Village of Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada. It is situated in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, at an elevation of approximately 6,183 feet. The lake has a surface area of .5 square kilometres (0.19 sq mi). The lake, being glacially fed, does not reach its crest until mid to late June. When it is full, it reflects a distinct shade of blue. The color is due to the refraction of light off the rock flour deposited in the lake on a continual basis. (source: wikipedia)

 

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