Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Dry Gulch to Lucerne Lake June 6, 2011

Wow, what majesty!  There is nothing as awesome as the Canadian Rockies!! – except  the One who created them!  This has been a breath-taking day – massive mountains; some with trees, some just rock, lots of snow, and many beautiful waterfalls from the melting snow  – pictures or words cannot describe what we saw!
We were disappointed when we made our first pull-off after leaving our campground to discover we had left our step stool behind.  A big disappointment for Merrills since they had just gotten it before this trip. 
It was the perfect  day for seeing Lake Louise and Moraine Lake in Alberta – sunny & light jacket weather.  Someone told us Moraine Lake was not even open last week – still too much snow.  We stopped often throughout the day to take pictures!  Oh the beauty of Crowfoot Glacier, Bow Lake, Columbia Icefield, Tangle Creek, etc., etc., etc.!!
We did our first Canada gas fill-up today - $167.00!!  During the course of our travels today we saw 3 black bears, 2 grizzly bears, a group of mountain sheep, 2 elk together, a small deer and Stan thinks he saw 2 otters in one of the lakes (through the binoculars).
We entered Pacific Time Zone about 8:30 p.m., having had such a wonderful day but so tired!  Pizza from the freezer seemed to be the easiest supper to prepare as we set up at Lucerne Lake Provincial Park!  The guys were almost overtaken by mosquitoes when they got out of the RV to set up.  A site close to the lake provided a peaceful setting for a good night’s sleep after our 252 miles.
Posted by Mary Jane 6-7-11

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