There is still a lot more winter to get through here, but perhaps reminiscing about summer in the mountains will make it go by a little faster? Working on that theory, here are some photos from Banff National Park, namely the hike to Taylor Lake and up to Panorama Ridge. I hope you enjoy them.
After a closed-in hike through the forest, the trail eventually climbs high enough for one to enjoy Veratrum viride ssp. eschscholtzii, in the wet forest clearings... a sign that one is almost to the top.The outflow of Taylor Lake forms boggy meadows that host other water-loving beauties such as Kalmia microphylla.
Remember - click on the photos to enlarge them!