Ice, mists, clouds, and sun

All on a short autumnal hike! All rather busy at school, so this will be a short autumnal post. Excuses, excuses.

Yearning for Yoho

I think I’m suffering from just a touch of nature deficit. I don’t know, define yearning…

dscf3858Emerald 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.

Just the place to be

Mists drifted across the lake, and the sun glittered off the surface. The cloud reflections were pretty in the blue-green mirror.

Looking down to see up

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.

Almost sunny!

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.

Tall trees

Why, if it wasn’t for those pesky work commitments, I think we’d be there now. Define yearning…

Slow down

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!

dscf3875Thanks for reading, have a wonderful weekend – I hope you find yourself outdoors and having a fine time!dscf3871dscf3859

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I am a would be outdoorsman - that is if I had more time, skills and knowledge. When I can, I love being outdoors, just camping, hiking, snowboarding, xc skiing, snowshoeing, paddling a canoe or trying something new. What I lack in ability, I make up for in enthusiasm and having a go. I'd never really survive for long out there in the wild, but I enjoy pretending I could if I had to...

15 thoughts on “Ice, mists, clouds, and sun”

  1. 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.


    1. 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.


  2. 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.


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