All on a short autumnal hike! All rather busy at school, so this will be a short autumnal post. Excuses, excuses.
I think I’m suffering from just a touch of nature deficit. I don’t know, define yearning…
Emerald Lake, Yoho BC is just the place to be for a quick circular hike. We were there a little while back, and the day was bright enough, but cool in the shade. We kept up a brisk PlaidCamper pace to beat back the chill, stopping every now and then to admire the light playing on the water, or the cloud shadows floating along the slopes.
Mists drifted across the lake, and the sun glittered off the surface. The cloud reflections were pretty in the blue-green mirror.
The small rise in temperature kept it pleasant, and stepping off the path and hugging the shore for a while was wonderful when the sun cleared the mountains.
A delightful hike, and the only challenge was how icy parts of the trail were after a night of snow-rain fall. A good excuse to slow the PlaidCamper pace and take in the view. Ice, mists, clouds and sun, tall trees and snow dusted mountains.
Why, if it wasn’t for those pesky work commitments, I think we’d be there now. Define yearning…
If you ever find yourself in Yoho BC – and I hope you have that opportunity – and even if time is not on your side, take an hour or two to stop at Emerald Lake. It’ll make your day!
Thanks for reading, have a wonderful weekend – I hope you find yourself outdoors and having a fine time!