What are the chances?
What are the chances that a grizzly bear would get inside the electrified fence that protects the tent-only camping section of the Lake Louise Campground? That's what faced us this morning about 6:45 am or so while we are in the midst of having breakfast. We hear "bear" and look and there it comes along the path between my campsite and my friend's campsite. That's it in the middle of the photo, the head on the left of the tree, the rump on the right with the hump behind the tree. It looked at my friend and then carried on, it looked at me and then carried on. We jumped in our vehicles and waited a bit. While waiting I shared the transpiring event with my friends on social media. Figuring it was gone and safe now, we went about our business. In about 20 minutes we hear a very loud voice yelling "IF YOU HEAR MY VOICE GET INTO YOUR VEHICLES IMMEDIATELY!" which we did and in a second I saw two Park Wardens pass in front of my car carrying large tranquilizer guns and the grizzly bear jumping through the bushes on the other side of them. Once again we waited a bit and then got out and finished the unfinished business.
looking back as we worked out way to where we would begin the climb
You can see in the middle of the photo what creates the waterfalls.
This is a land of glaciers!
As we reached higher elevation levels the views opened up where we could see Daly Glacier.
feeling like I am at eye level with the mountain peaks and glaciers
incredible colours in this tarn
just being one with the rocks here while enjoying another lunch break
We picked a turn around spot and then decided to carry on with a loop around Yoho Lake.
We had this view for a good long stretch.
eventually we would enter the forest at the far end of this traverseWhat are the chances?
On the way in we noticed the trail sign listed a short hike into Hidden Lake. Curious as to what it might look like, we veered off and came upon it quite quickly. How does a lake get to be this green in colour, it was so pretty! It is not a lake with access to enjoy a close up experience so we admired it and then continued on with the descent back to the trail head.
This day turned out being not quite what we had planned, we received a little more in some aspects and a little less in others. In our world today I am working at living a life, finding enjoyment, being open to change, accepting what needs to be and that played a big part in my day today.