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Philip Kuntz / 77 items

N 292 B 2.0K C 66 E Oct 2, 2016 F Jun 19, 2019
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I doubt anyone can stand here taking in this natural beauty and not be transfixed and forever moved. I sure was......I'll never forget how I felt.

Maligne Lake is the largest natural lake in the Canadian Rockies. Ringed by snow-and-ice-capped mountains, the 13.7 mi (22 km) long lake stretches past serene Spirit Island right to the melt-water channels of Coronet Glacier.
The colour of the water is different at Spirit Island than where cruises depart at the Maligne Lake docks. The further south on the lake you travel, the closer you get to glaciers, and the more emerald-coloured the water becomes due to the presence of rock flour from the glaciers.

Maligne Lake was originally known as "Chaba Imne" (Beaver Lake) by the Indigenous people who lived in Jasper. In 1907 Mary Schaeffer, a wealthy Quaker from Philadelphia, learned of the mysterious lake. Following a map obtained from Samson Beaver, Mary explored the valley and lake and later wrote about her adventures, making the area a popular tourist attraction in years to follow. She called the box canyon where it sits “the Hall of Gods”. In comparing it to another place she knew well, she said “If Lake Louise is a pearl, Maligne is the entire pearl necklace.”

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Tags:   Maligne Lake Spirit Island Hall of Gods glaciers glacial waters Mary Schaeffer Chaba Imne Beaver Lake Jasper Jasper National Park Alberta Canada

N 310 B 3.2K C 95 E Oct 2, 2016 F Apr 14, 2019
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The first rays of the day light the top of Jasper's Pyramid Peak.

Shortly after this shot was taken another shooter walked out on the rocks blocking more sunrise shots from this perspective. Some people....

Thanks for taking a look! Always appreciated!

Tags:   sunrise dawn daybreak sunup morning reflections rocks Pyramid Peak Pyramid Lake Jasper Jasper National Park Alberta Canada

N 265 B 3.1K C 72 E Oct 2, 2016 F Apr 7, 2019
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A low perspective on Spirit Island and the box canyon it sits in at the south end of Maligne Lake. The lake was named by
Father Pierre-Jean De Smet, Maligne meaning "wicked or malignant" in French. The harsh winters and turbulent passage of it's outlet to it's confluence with the Athabasca River were probably why he named it so. Seems it should have been called "Magnifique Lake" to me.

"When artist and explorer Mary Schaffer became the first European to lay eyes on Maligne Lake in 1908, she called it “the Hall of Gods,” adding that “if Lake Louise is a pearl, Maligne is the entire pearl necklace.”
The island is a spiritual place for the Stoney Nakoda First Nation, who believe mountains are physical representations of their ancestors. The fact that Spirit Island is surrounded on three sides by the same mountain range is very rare and makes it particularly significant to the Stoney."
re: jasper.travel

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Tags:   Maligne Lake Spirit Island wicked lake Canadian Rockies Mt. Paul Monkhead Mountain Jasper National Park Jasper Alberta

N 140 B 2.7K C 36 E Sep 30, 2016 F Mar 25, 2019
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Jasper Park's major river flows north with Pyramid Peak in the distance rising slightly above the low clouds.

"The Athabasca River travels 1,231 km (765 mi) before draining into the Peace-Athabasca Delta near Lake Athabasca south of Fort Chipewyan. From there, its waters flow north as Rivière des Rochers, then joining the Peace River to form the Slave River that empties into Great Slave Lake and discharges through the Mackenzie River system into the Arctic Ocean." Wiki

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Have a wonderful week!

Tags:   Athabasca River rivers Canadian Heritage River Jasper Jasper National Park Alberta Canada glaciers glacial waters

N 139 B 3.6K C 36 E Oct 3, 2016 F Feb 7, 2019
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Mt. Robson rises up white and majestic in the distance. 47 miles as a crow flies as viewed from Jasper.

Mount Robson rises 3,954 m (12,972 ft). It is the most prominent mountain in North America's Rocky Mountain range; it is also the highest point in the Canadian Rockies.

Mountain climbers admire and respect this mountain. They call it "The Great White Fright." The vertical faces are impressive.

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Tags:   Mt. Robson Highest peak in the Canadian Rockies Canadian Rockies peaks mountains Great White Fright Whistler Gondola Jasper Alberta Canada Caledonia Mountain Mount Bridgland


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