Viewpoints: Memories of Summer

I can hardly wait for summer when I can return to these mountains.  It's not too much longer now and I find myself growing restless with the wait.  My memories will have to do for now.

One of our favourite hikes was up to Elbow Lake.  A short but steep hike with an altitude of 2120 m.  The lake is located just north of Highwood Pass in Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada.  The hike is worth every bit of effort as the picturesque beauty upon arrival is breathtaking.  Perhaps this year I might be able to visit at sunset.  

This image was captured at the top of the Ptarmigan Cirque Hike which is a short distance from Elbow Lake.  This hike begins at 2206 m which is the highest paved point in Canada and ventures up through steep dense forest which opens up into incredible views of the valley and flowered meadows within the alpine glacial bowl.  

This next image is of the east mountain range which borders Lower Kananaskis Lake in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park at sunset.  There always seems to be a cold brisk wind blowing off this lake but the raw undeniable beauty of this place makes the chill worth it.  This is one of my favourite places to visit in Peter Lougheed Provincal Park.       

So there you have it!  A few memories of last summer.  Thank you for stopping in.  Please continue on within the Viewpoints circle.  I know you will enjoy the viewpoint of my incredibly talented friend: Nadeen Flynn.