Cephren Lake outlet

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    In the distance I heard the thunder of an avalanche. Gradually the rumble dissipated to large tumbles of individual boulders. I could not see this commotion, but the sound of it reverberated through the mountains for some time.

    While most mountains in North America are bare of snow by late August, the Canadian Rockies clearly hold considerable patches of snow year round. Other than the avalanche and rockfall it was very silent out here. There were no birds, no squirrels or airplanes overhead - it was a bit unnerving to be alone in this strange, mighty place - I half expected a grizzly bear around each bend in the trail.

    Someday, I will return to the great north and make a worthy expedition of it...

    This image is a scanned 35mm photograph. Cephren Lake, Banff National Park August 2003.

    oh, you, paperpoint, and 309 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. meadowmom 64 months ago | reply

      Hiked all the way around (not up) Robson once, 30 years ago. Obscure trail in those days. Difficult stream crossings. Met goats and grizzlies, saw huge wolf track with air still bubbling up through the mud. When you got away from wind and water, very silent except for one thing...mosquitos! (Do you even notice mosquitos, W.O.R.?)

    2. Walks On Rocks 64 months ago | reply

      I've heard that the Mt Robson area was very dramatic, must've been something.

      Actually, I'm immune to all manner of nuisances most mortals experience.

      See my comments posted here

    3. merrittglenn 64 months ago | reply

      I've been wanting to hike Banff for sometime. I'm glad you pulled this one from the "archives" to share it.
      Breath taking!

    4. sarah(soso) 64 months ago | reply

      Fantastic shot..
      Beautiful mountains at the back..

    5. llnesinthesand 62 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Saturday In The Park!, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    6. DJ scribbles 45 months ago | reply

      this is much too stunning for words alone

    7. Samuel ~ 44 months ago | reply

      What a spectacularly beautiful location... I'd love to be there, right now.

    8. Walks On Rocks 44 months ago | reply

      Thank you all for the favorites and comments, I encourage you all to visit this wonderful place should you ever have the chance...Banff National Park, Jasper National Park

    9. raaawrchick 39 months ago | reply

      Awesome! Amazing photos.

    10. stayingfaded 36 months ago | reply

      Seeing beautiful pictures like this make me proud to live in such a beautiful country.

    11. Olivia Farr 33 months ago | reply

      So beautiful, as is your entire photostream.

    12. Monica Forss 23 months ago | reply

      This is a great shot!

      Please post it to the Magnum Showcase group.

    13. Monica Forss 23 months ago | reply

      This is a great shot!
      Please post it to the Moonbeams kiss the Sea group.

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