Saturday, December 23, 2017

Lake Louise Christmas Wonderland December 23 2017 am

Today's plan was to drive west to Emerald Lake to X-C Ski along the Lake and around the Alluvial Fan then to hike around The  Lodge area to capture some scenery shots.  Ahhh, that will have to wait for another get-away.  When I woke this morning I checked the temperature and what to my wondering eyes should appear but a shockingly sight!  I monitored the temperature over the next hour or so and it dropped to -31C with a windchill of -36C.  It would be another day of sticking close by my home away from home.  Being on my own, I am nervous to venture away when things are not favourable.  I knew for sure that this cold would paint pretty pictures so I put a plan in place.

My car was not plugged in overnight because the forecast was not for it to be so frigid.  I said a little prayer just before turning the key and vroooom vroooom it started.  When it was go time I went, up to Lake Louise.  It was so beautiful.  The castle was complete, there were only a few of us around, reflections reflected and the snow glistened.  I walked to the far end of the Lake of which doing this I can never get enough.  


I went as far as was safe to do so and that was to the sign warning of entering avalanche terrain.  I watched the ice climbers work their way up the slope to the ice, a few children make snow angels, and the began the hike back.  I admired the scenery around The Chateau.

I arrived back at my car as it approached noon and once again said a little prayer that it would start and start it did.  Back at my suite, I warmed up with a hot lunch then savoured some chocolate to get a little energy before heading back out.  
The thought of missing out on being at Emerald Lake was no longer a thought.  Watching the sweet view develop out my glass doors excited me for an afternoon around The Village and along The Bow River.

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