Once I entering the Icefields Parkway, it was not long before I made my first stop at Lake Herbert. My favorite picture of the lake was taken facing south looking back at the mountains surround Lake Louise. They made a beautiful reflection in the lake. The lake water was so clear that you can see downed trees lying on the bottom.
|Mount Hector from Lake Hector Outlook|
|Lake Hector: left to right Mount Balfour, Mount Olive, and Mount Gordon. The two mountain on the right side unknown.|
Here is better picture of Mt Hector than the one I took from the 3rd floor balcony at Lake Louise Inn. The sky was just so blue and many of the pictures have wispy clouds giving the picture the perfect touch. I was so lucky the weather was great while I was traveling. The next pull off was a view of Hector Lake, the lake was a bit off the road. There is a trail down to the lake but I wanted to wait before I started doing some hikes. Looking toward the northeast there is Dolomite Mountain and Watermelon Peak and southwest you can see Mt Balfour.
|Pulpit Peak and Mount Balfour from Lake Hector Outlook|
|Dolomite Peak and Watermelon Peak from Lake Hector Outlook|
|Nosseeum Mountain from Lake Hector Outlook|
There are three viewpoints to stop at before reaching Bow Summit which allow you to view the mountains and glaciers surrounding Bow Lake. The first stop allowed a great view of Crowfoot Glacier. The lower toe use to descent down to Bow Lake years but broke off years ago. There was a very lazy raven in the parking lot which must have found good pickings because he just walks around the cars way instead of flying away. I started to find some flowers blooming along the road side and Indian Paintbrush was the most
|Raven at Crowfoot Glacier Outlook|
|Crowfoot Glacier above Bow Lake.|
|Left to Right: Bow Peak, Bow Pass and CrowBow Peak southwest of Crowfoot Glacier|
|Mount Andromache, left of center from Bow Lake Outlook|
|Bow Lake with Crowfoot Mountain left edge, Mount Thompson, and Mount Jimmy Simpson right edge.|
|Bow Lake with Crowfoot Glacier.|
|Portal Peak far left, Bow Glacier, if you look under the glacier you can see Bow Fall, and Mount Thompson right.|
The red roof is Num-Ti-Jan Lodge.
|Peyto Lake: Caldron Peak left edge and Mount Patterson along the lake from the platform on Bow Summit Trail.|
|The other end the Peyto Lake: Peyto Glacier and Peyto Peak.|
|White Mountain Avens on Bow Summit|
|Clark's Nutcracker hoping I would feed him.|