Just an hour late in both the morning and evening. That’s all I was from a stunning reflection on Garibaldi Lake. As you can tell, I had beautiful weather and felt very fortunate when I visited on a late summer’s day. I had hiked to the lake during the same time in other years and experienced cold and even snow.
I never set off to photograph only the reflections on Garibaldi Lake, in Garibaldi Provincial Park, near Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. My goal for the day was the summit of Mount Price overlooking the lake on the west side. At about 32 kilometers return and 1,700 meters in elevation gain, it was an arduous task for someone so out of shape (yes, that was me 🙂 ). I ventured out anyway and after about two hours of hiking, arrived here. This is beautiful Garibaldi Lake.
I immediately knew that I had missed the best of the morning reflections. There was now a bit of a breeze in what was becoming a very warm day in the high elevations.
I took my time anyway as I followed the lakeside trail to the Garibaldi Lake campground. On the left is Panorama Ridge that I featured on Views From Panorama Ridge On A Clear Summer’s Day.
At times, the reflections were brilliant as the breeze ceased for a few moments.
The campground shelter was quiet in the morning. The scene would be much busier when I returned in the eve.
The left peak is Mount Price, my goal for the day,
The path of stones to the Battleship Islands were enough to provide calm in the near waters for a reflection of the Sphinx Glacier and surrounding peaks.
Although I had a long and hard hike still ahead, I stopped on many occasions and watched the beauty that surrounded me.
One more photo from the morning before continuing my hike to the summit of Mount Price.
Back again after a difficult hike in the heat of the day. Oh no! I just missed the peak reflection period. Still, it was an amazing sight. Mount Price is in the center.
Looking toward the Sphinx Glacier….
and again to Mount Price.
Another look at Panorama Ridge before the sun set any further.
I sat here for one more reflection. Soon, the mountains would be engulfed in darkness and I had a long descent ahead.
It would be a two hour, sometimes spooky, hike in the dark to finish the day, which gave me much time to reflect for myself.
Truly a day of minor reflections. I hope you enjoyed this post as looked back at one of my favourite places, Garibaldi lake and Garibaldi Park.
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