Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Moraine Lake


A few days, I shared photos and details from our visit to Lake Louise on our fourth day in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Although it was late in the day when we finished our 6.5-hour hike, we were determined to visit Moraine Lake before leaving the area.

It was about 6:00pm by the time we started the 30-minute drive up the narrow, windy road to Moraine Lake. There was no cell service and no turnarounds. When we were about one mile away from the lake, traffic came to a stand still.


We had spent our first few days in areas where there were not many tourists, so this was a shock to us. But Moraine Lake is arguably the most iconic spot in the Rocky Mountains (both in the U.S. and Canada and is often used as the "postcard picture" of the Rockies. So considering we were in Banff over what was expected to be one of the busiest weekends in years, it actually wasn't all that surprising.

We sat in traffic for another 30 minutes before we were able to secure a spot in the tiny parking lot. There are trails to hike at Moraine, but we elected to just enjoy the breathtaking view from on top of the giant rock pile next to the parking lot. It was one of Mr. Handsome's favorite views, and after we returned home he painted a beautiful picture of it.


That evening, we stayed at a beautiful cabin at Storm Mountain Lodge.


17 comments:

  1. Anonymous8/15/2017

    Wonderful trip! It is very nice you have shared on your blog. I forget if you rented a car? That cabin is terrific! Did you have peanut butter sandwiches for sdupper there?

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    1. Yep, we rented a car. Got a great deal by shopping around. That evening, we stopped at a small diner for dinner. (We needed a break from peanut butter and jelly. LOL.)

      Ellie

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  2. Alicia Mae8/15/2017

    Oh, how beautiful! Your trip recaps are making me want to plan a trip of my own to the Canadian Rockies 😀

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    1. Hi Alicia Mae,

      I'm glad to hear that! Hope my posts will help you if you decide to plan a trip. :)

      Ellie

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  3. The views are so beautiful! I agree, it is very breathtaking!

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  4. Anonymous8/16/2017

    A gorgeous view! I like the cabin and burning fireplace, looks warm and toasty. Thank-you for sharing your fantastic trip. Gods creation speaks to us. I have my best talks with God when I'm near a mountain or at a beach. God Bless You Ellie and Mr. Handsome...Jane

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    1. It's my pleasure, Jane. God's creation sure is breath-taking!

      Ellie

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  5. Anonymous8/17/2017

    Marvellous summary of your stop at Moraine Lake with great pics, Ellie. Really like the cabin as well. I read the comment about how long it takes for comments to be posted. I really hope you are looking after yourself Ellie. I remember that not that long ago you had to take a break from computer work and blogging because of pain in your wrists and arms. I also wanted to say that I appreciate all the hard work that you do, reading each and every comment, posting multiple blogs on each site and remaining cheery and positive throughout. I have been following 2 of your blogs for years and really enjoy them. I also tried your broccoli recipe and it was delicious. Everyone who ate it, gave it a thumbs up. Have a good day Ellie. Eileen

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    1. Thank you for your kind message, Eileen. I really enjoy your comments. You are always so gracious. I'm grateful to have you as a reader. :)

      Ellie

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  6. Anonymous8/17/2017

    The picture are very pretty. Thanks for sharing with us.

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    1. Thank you. It's my pleasure.

      Ellie

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  7. Anonymous8/18/2017

    Won't you show us the painting as well?!!!

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    1. Yep, I'm working on that post. :)

      Ellie

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  8. Anonymous8/19/2017

    The mountains remind me of the Sound of music.

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    1. Yes! They do. Great movie!

      Ellie

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  9. Anonymous9/06/2017

    Thanks for sharing this. I am interested in taking a trip there.

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