Friday, September 30, 2011

Banff and Lake Minnewanka

Christina and I on the way out of Banff stopped by Lake Minnewanka before heading back to Edmonton. Lake Minnewanka is  glacial lake located in the eastern area of Banff National Park in Canada about five kilometres northeast of the Banff townsite. The lake is 28 km long and 142 m (466 ft) deep, making it one of the largest bodies of water in the Rockies.

Being that it is so deep and glacier fed the water in summer only gets a few degrees higher than freezing. After only a minute with your feet in the shallows you have to pull them out as they get so cold. The lake was completely clear and the setting was great.

A great thing about mountain lakes is all the flat shale for skipping rocks. I was overwhelmed when I found the perfect skipping stone.

More fun at the lake.

That is it for Banff. We'll be back.

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