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!
15 thoughts on “Ice, mists, clouds, and sun”
Those are magical photos!!! It’s a beautiful season indeed 🙂 I’m very happy you got to get out a little bit. Enjoy this beautiful weekend to be.
Thanks, Maria! We are enjoying this fall season – it’s a short season, should be snowing really soon…
Hope your week is off to a great start!
Fantastic shots, PC! Thanks for sharing.
Thank you! Happy to share, and glad you enjoyed them. I hope your week has started well!
Love these pictures (usually love all of them anyway), but I think my favorite is the one with just the tree limb. Have a beautiful weekend.
Thank you! I hope your weekend went well, and your week is off to a great start!
Exactly what I needed to see, love your photos and I am yearning to get out there. I am thankful for the rain but am stuck in the house. Your photos made my heart sing! thank you for that 🙂
Very happy you enjoyed these – and I hope the rain stopped and you had a chance to get out!
All the best!
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Love the location and the mists. I too, am yearning to get out in nature in the wilds, so appreciate your photos. In the meantime, I will just make due closer to home.
I hope you had a great weekend – and managed to get outside!
Enjoy your week!
Well, I’ve said it before but I’m pleased to say it again– how lucky one is to retreat to a place like Emerald Lake, when the yearning hits, however it’s defined!
You’re absolutely right, Walt! As with you and your rivertops, count ourselves very lucky to be living within easy enough reach of places like Emerald Lake, so the yearnings can be met. I shouldn’t grumble, but when we’re city stuck…Oh, there I go again!
Hope your weekend was a good one.
Oh how I enjoyed this hike, pc — great to be in the fresh air, clipping along at your fast pace. But that walkway looks a bit frigid and slippery, yes, a good place to slow down. I really like all these photos and your peaceful reverie; and that mist is ethereal. Lovely post, as always.
Yearning … yes, I’m always yearning after looking at your beautiful scenery. Such amazing vistas … thanks for sharing.
Thanks, Miriam! Glad you enjoyed the view, always happy to share it. Hope all is well with you!