№ 2 — Peyto Lake, Alberta, Canada

So I exag­ger­at­ed a bit there. It’s just that I was tired and I’ve nev­er been a strong hik­er to start with. The infor­ma­tion board said it was an easy walk to the look­out so I thought I’d do it. Except it wasn’t real­ly an easy walk. It was a bit of a climb. I wasn’t pre­pared for it so I was grumpy and I felt like dying halfway through the walk. The peo­ple com­ing from the oth­er way, see­ing how close I was to dying, cheered me on and told me that the view was worth the climb. I guess it was enough to keep me going. I made it to the look­out and live to tell you the sto­ry and show you one of the pic­tures I took.

We will be back in the prox­im­i­ty of the lake in a lit­tle over a month. Kind of tempt­ed to go back there just to see if I’ve become a less whiny hik­er now than I was then, sev­en years ago. Some­how I doubt it.

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    1. Haha! It is as real as it gets! Many lakes and rivers in the Cana­di­an Rock­ies take that colour because of all the min­er­al con­tent com­ing from the glac­i­ers that feed them.

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