Many Mammal Moments Mashed Into Multiple Minutes
Trip Start Jul 07, 2012
31Trip End Aug 04, 2012
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The trail was really crowded so we decided to skip the hike to the Upper Falls. Mom made a picnic lunch and we drove to the Lake Louise area. It was about a half hour away. We hiked Moraine Lake, which was a beautiful blue-green color. Dad thinks it is turquoise and I say aquamarine. Whatever the color, it is the prettiest lake I have ever seen. We walked all the way to the Falls. You can get a good look at some glaciers around this lake too
Lake Louise was next and this was another pretty lake, although the color was not as pretty as Moraine. This is a very popular spot but there were plenty of benches to sit and look around at the lake and the mountains. There is hiking here too, but we just relaxed and watched the water. There is another famous hotel here that was built by the Canadian railroad about 100 years ago- we explored this a bit and it was nice, but not as special as the Banff hotel.
Dinner was at the Mountain restaurant with a view of the glaciers around Lake Louise. We all ordered the burgers, which were yummy. Mom had the sweet potato fries, which came with a good dipping sauce. On the way home, we took a long way because it was prime time for animal spotting. We got lucky and when we were driving slow we saw a black bear eating on he side of the road! it crossed the road and I was
able to get a photo. We stopped in a few more places where moose are supposed to hang out, but all we found was lots of mosquitos.
Mammal Moments is from a local radio station. We thought it was hilarious.