Melting Ice - Icefields Parkway, Alberta

Bow Lake, Icefields Parkway, Banff National Park, Alberta

In the middle of June, I headed out to Banff to join my buddy, Jeff Clow, for one of his great tours. The first day it was only the two of us, and we headed up the Icefields Parkway. It had been eight years since my last visit, and to say I was excited about the trip was an understatement. One of the things that I didn't expect at that time of year was ice covering the lakes. We stopped at Bow Lake, and, as you can see, there was still a thin layer left from the winter. There was not a lot of direct sunlight on the lake due to a mostly overcast sky, so I decided to edit this photo in black and white. There was just enough of the lake showing to get a decent reflection. Good thing we stopped, as the ice was gone for good the next day.