Nestled in a valley in the Canadian Rockies, surrounded by ten towering peaks lies Moraine Lake. Crystal clear, blue-green water, trails, and spectacular glaciers beckons one to hike, canoe, kayak, picnic, take photos or just sit and soak up the beauty. Circling Moraine Lake is the Valley of the Ten Peaks, including Mt. Temple, the third tallest peak in the Canadian Rockies at 11,500 feet.
Pine and larch trees predominately decorate the slopes on the north elevation, where Mt. Temple sits; whereas less foliage resides on the craggy, glacier covered slopes on the south-eastern side of the lake.
There is something extraordinary about this lake and the mountains. There’s an emotional pull, a feeling I have when I visit. When I’m here, I feel protected and peaceful. I feel spiritual and serene.
“Peace is present right here and now, in ourselves and in everything we do and see. Every breath we take, every step we take, can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity.”
― Thich Nhat Hanh, Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life
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