It has been quite some time since I shared a Thursday with my Thursday friends. It's just a matter of life happening and getting in the way. Today I joined them for a hike to Helen Lake. I have been by Helen Lake three times in the past on my way up to Cirque Peak. I wondered how I would feel today when I would not be going beyond the Lake and seeing Cirque Peak right there in front of me. Well, when the time came I had no rathers other than being quite content to sit there by Helen Lake for an extended period and enjoy the scenery and the time with my friends.
a trail of flowers
my friends capturing seconds in time
getting ready to descend to where the creek crossing is
view of Dolomite Peak from the creek-side
meet Yukon, he is from Banff and out hiking for the day
my destination shot
hippies on a stick and Dolomite Peak
following my friends
Dolomite Peak again with flowers getting in the way of my photo
last view just before turning the corner to enter the forest
the small east section of Bow Lake
when we see this there is not much more ground to cover
We made it back to the trail head and crosssed the highway to the parking lot to catch our ride.