Larch Valley

October 17, 2012 at 8:17 pm

Directions

Take Highway 1 from Calgary and turn left at the Lake Louise exit. Then follows the signs for Moraine Lake. The trail head is on the right hand side of the lake.

Background

I took theses photos last year in the Fall on the beautiful Larch Valley hike. It is an easy hike with little elevation gain and amazing views of the Larch Trees. The Larch tree, unlike most coniferous trees, has needles that turn yellow in the Autumn and then fall to the ground. With so many larch trees in the area, the floor of larch valley turns a brilliant yellow.

Thanks to Sarah for putting up with the cold blowing snow for this picture! <3