Hike to Plain of Six Glaciers Tea House

At the far end of Lake Louise from Fairmont Chateau, the trail leading to the Plain of Six Glaciers Tea House begins. It’s a steady hike up the mountain, which has stunning views of mountains, avalanches and more.

TripTip: Bring cash and don’t expect to have a fancy cappuccino. The food we did have was Amazing!

Enjoy these photos of our trip to the tea house!

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Sign showing distance to the tea house.
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The Plain of Six Glaciers trail to the tea house had some snow.
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A rock wall dripping with melting snow water gushing the side.
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Looking up the mountain along the path.
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Darkthroat Shootingstar
Avalanche
Avalanche!
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Over snow!
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Along a thin ridged cliff!
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Looking toward Lake Louise.
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Made it to the tea house!
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Heading back to Lake Louise.

 

 

 

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Peyto Blue

One of the most stunning overlooks was at Peyto Lake. If you ever go to the Icefields Parkway, this is a must see view.

The color of Peyto Lake is so blue because it’s the junction of a stream, the lake and the delta.

Water leaving the glacier is muddy with rocks, gravel and silt. As the stream slows down, most of the rubble is left behind to become a delta. Silt flows into the icy water where most of it sinks to the bottom. Fine particles of rock ground to the texture of baking flour remain suspended in the water. This “rock flour” scatters the blue-green rays of light, giving the lake its special color.

I love how Peyto Lake looks like the head of a dog.

Click image to view detailed photo.

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“Peyto Blue” – A stunning panorama of the blue color of Peyto Lake in the Bow Summit along the Icefields Parkway in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.

 

 

“Joshua Tree Pastel Sunrise” Photo Finds New Home

Thrilled to see a recently sold “Joshua Tree Pastel Sunrise” photo hanging above the mantel at Tami and Teri Todd’s home. So glad you enjoy the photo TnT!

Thanks for letting me share the news on my blog!

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And so it begins…

… the last snow storm (hopefully) of the year. We’re supposed to have blizzard conditions starting today thru tomorrow. #hunkeringdown #snowstorm

View from the 11th floor of my office.

2 Degree Lunar Eclipse

A little chilly outside capturing this photo tonight of the Lunar Eclipse.

The temperature outside was 2 degrees!

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“Splish Splash” – Shot Shorts

Getting close to birds is a feat in and of itself.

Most, if not all birds, will quickly take flight when you simply look their way. So I knew getting close to a Horned Puffin in Alaska would be challenging.

Early in my career, I made the decision to not have photos of wildlife in captivity on my website. Then, I visited two wildlife rehabilitation organizations in Alaska and saw the amazing work they were doing to help and care for injured animals. I wanted to support their work by not only sharing photos of these amazing animals, but to contribute proceeds of my photography sales to similar organizations. (New in 2019, 10% of the proceeds of each Wallner Photography item sold goes to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), an organization that helps endangered species across the globe. Learn more about worldwildlife.org)

Splish Splash was taken at one such organization in Seward, Alaska – the Alaska Sealife Center, www.AlaskaSealife.org. Inside the center, they have an amazing room for all types of birds who are being treated for various issues and who are on their journey of recovery to be released back into the wild.

Enjoy this Horned Puffin, who helped change my thinking about including images of wildlife in rehabilitation centers on my website.

This photo was recently selected in the 2019 Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Exhibit. Read more about the exhibit.

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Splish Splash

 

 

#MLKDay

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed – we hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.

A photo taken of the spot where Martin Luther King Jr. spoke those very words on Aug. 28, 1963.

#TripTip: To get this photo, arrive early morning at the Lincoln Memorial since the mall fills up quickly with tourists. Most likely, there will be others waiting in line ahead of you to take their photo.

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Merry Christmas Everyone!

From our family to yours, #MerryChristmas!

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#Rudolph and #Clarice Caught on the #BackYardCam

Our #BackYardCam caught Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and his girl, Clarice.

Must have needed some snacks between deliveries.

Happy #ChristmasEve everyone!

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