Photographer's Note

*Welcome to Autumn 2010* series continues...
This time it is Minnewanka Lake nearby Banff, Alberta, Canada.
Lake Minnewanka ("Water of the Spirits" in Nakota dialect) is a glacial lake located in the eastern area of Banff National Park in Canada, about five kilometres northeast of the Banff townsite. The lake is 28 km long and 142 m deep, making it the longest lake in the mountain parks of the Canadian Rockies (the result of a power dam at the west end).
The lake is fed by the Cascade River.
Aboriginal people long inhabited areas around Lake Minnewanka, as early as 10,000 years ago.
The area is rich in animal life (e.g. elk, mule deer, mountain sheep, bears) and the easy availability of rock in the mountainous terrain was key to fashioning weapons for hunting.
Wikipedia (c)
Mike :-)
To be cont'ed...

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