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Maligne Lake
August 26, 2003

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Banff, Alberta

Johnston Canyon

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Skagway (side trip)
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Alaska Journaling

My Article About
This Alaska Trip

Today was a much better day weatherwise, so we drove to one of the area's most beautiful lakes with a picnic lunch in tow. Maligne Lake was so named by an early Catholic priest who called it "wicked" after crossing it. I laughed and thought "leave it to the Catholics to believe something so beautiful was wicked."

It was wickedly beautiful though - it's a large lake with a very unique cool jade green color of different hues depending on the way the sun shines on it.
When we arrived, we saw a deer swimming across the lake (something I've certainly never seen before) and several on the beach as we docked. Nothing could have made me feel more welcome or connect me more quickly to the spirit of Spirit Island.
The cruise took us to Spirit Island, a truly enchanting spot that some believe captures the true spirit of the Canadian Rockies lakes. I certainly couldn't argue with them.
Can you believe the views coming down this hill??
A journey through heaven: Icefields Parkway
 
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