|Banff Springs Hotel with Orion and Sirius the dog star in the sky above. I was hoping for a media from the Orioniod meteor shower that was occurring, but did not see any.|
We observed and photographed the stars above the hotel and the lighting of the hotel as dawn approached.
|Banff Springs Hotel and the Bow River Rapids|
After breakfast, at a great restaurant The Wild Flour, we traveled back by Lake Herbert, stopped there are to take some more pictures.
|Herbert Lake and the moon with reflections in the water|
We then went up to Peyto Lake. The first trail from the parking lot was ice covered and the upper parking lot was closed due to some snow, which was very minimal. It still was a steep uphill climb, and I wish to thank E.J. for making and helping me climb up there to get photographs of this extremely beautiful location. The best time to view Peyto Lake is mid-to-late morning and when the sun is shining to light up the lake, because the sun has to be high enough to clear the mountains that surround the Lake.
|Peyto Lake Panorama|
After we finished at Peyto Lake, we traveled back to the hotel to eat, rest and download pictures. My group stopped on the way to take a few pictures of Bow Lake and Crowfoot Glacier.
|Bow Lake and the Crowfoot Glacier|
In the afternoon, we photographed Lake Minnewanka, which means " Water of the Spirits", and is the longest lake in the mountain parts of the Canadian Rockies at 17 miles long. This is the result of a power dam at its West End.
We then traveled to Lake Johnson and photograph that beautiful site also.
|Grasses in Fall Color at Lake Johnson|
|As the Sun Set, It Is Lighting up the Peaks of the Mountains Overlooking Vermillion Pond|
That concluded another wonderful day in Banff National Park.