|Visita Lake Stop: View of the Mountains along the Continental Divide|
|South end of Castle Mountain: Eisenhower Peak is to the left and named after General Eisenhower.|
|Castle Mountain peaks right to left: Eisenhower peak on right edge, Brewer Buttress peak, Base Buttress, Cairn Summit and the dip is called Descent Gully.|
|Storm Mountain and Bow River in the lower left corner.|
|Storm Mountain Outlook: Another beautiful view of more mountains with the Bow River in the foreground.|
After taking more pictures I was hoping to end my trip in Lake Louise campgrounds but was flagged down by people standing outside their cars watching a grizzly on the roadside. I stop and got a very poor picture of the bear. There was no way I was getting out of my car for a better shot. In an email I wrote my brother and sister about the bear and people below:
- I know you asked me to take pictures of the animals in the Park. So far I seen two eagles in a dead tree, a deer (I think), and a grizzly bear. The first two were scared away before I could take any pictures. I did get some grizzly bear shoots but none you want to paint. The real pictures I should have taken were of the people and how they behave when try to get a picture of the bear. People were getting out of their cars walking too close to the bear and the cars were blocking the highway so no one could get through. The bear was only interested in eating what he found in the grass and just wanted to put the fat on before winter. He finally reared up warning the people to back off. I am surprise no one got hurt since they were acting so stupid. Soon after that the car that was blocking me in moved so I could keep moving toward Lake Louis.
|A Grizzly Bear: The large hump on its back identifies this bear as a grizzly.|
Finally the people and cars moved out of my way so I could keep traveling to the campsite. I turned into Lake Louise Village not long after seeing the bear and try to find the campsite. I pasted the campsite entrance and ended up at the lake's parking lot and walked around thinking the campsite might be nearby. The lake is very crowded late the evening. I turn around heading back toward the village and then made a wrong turn in the Valley of the Ten Peak. I found a section wide enough to make a u-turn but would not recommend anyone else doing it. When I finally found the campground it was filled and needed to find a motel room for the night.
|3rd Floor view from my room at Lake Louise Inn. Mountain names left to right: Mount Temple, Saddle Mountain, Sheol Mountain behind and to the right of Saddle, and Fairview Mountain.|
|Lake Louis Inn View|
|Mount Hector from Lake Louise Inn|
The next day, July 6, was a busy and wonderful day. I made the decision that I was going to stop and hike some short trails. I took way too many pictures of mountains, waterfalls and many different types of animals. I only traveling from Lake Louise to Jasper and that will be the next adventure to write about.
Victoria Glacier from the 3rd floor of Lake Louise Inn
Closeup of Saddle Mountain (left), Sheol Mountain and Fairview Mountain (right edge) from Lake Louise Inn.