Photographer's Note

Another shot from Moraine Lake, in Banff National Park. I spent one evening and the following morning at this place in mid July last year and got dozens of great shots, which I'm still working on posting. Apparently I was pretty lucky in my timing, because last year was quite bad as far as weather goes, with not too many opportunities. Fortunately I live close enough that I can wait for a good weather forecast and then go up for a long weekend.

The mountains behind the lake are known as the Wenkchemna Peaks, and altogether there are 10 of them, with 6 visible in this shot. In the 1890's some of the first hikers and climbers to come to the area were a group of students from Yale University. Being Americans they tended to give local features native Indian names, which is a refreshing change from the usual names that Canadian or British explorers used - members of the royal family or government, or even directors of the Canadian Pacific Railway (which was the first major transportation route to the area, passing through the Rocky Mountains nearby). Believe it or not there are a couple of mountains that are not even named after people, just titles - The President and the Vice President (of the railway, I presume).

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