Bow Summit by shepherdman

Bow Summit

Only my wife could colour co-ordinate with a Lake…
This is probably my favourite Rockies image. The high point of our trip to Jasper, literally, was Bow Summit, where a path led from a car park to a viewing point overlooking Peyto Lake. The wooden platform looking over the valley was full, with at least two coach loads of visitors. A group of young folk were YEE-HA” ing, as young folk on that side of the Big Pond often do, no doubt celebrating the fact that they had actually survived a walk of half a mile from the car park. The atmosphere was awful.
On the advice of our guide book we continued along the path to a narrow track of trodden snow, which wound its way through trees, emerging onto a rocky platform high above the head of the valley, with a breath-taking view. There was just the two of us in such a wonderful place, which is why this is my favourite image, Our only companions were ground squirrels running up to us in the hope of food, hamster-like short tailed picas scurrying among the rocks, and some ravens. It was peaceful and the view was incredible. Totally awesome in it’s true sense.
Wow what a great day that was! So nice to get away from the crowds. Yes, of course I would colour co-ordinate with the lake!
October 9th, 2014  
Wonderful capture:) fav
October 9th, 2014  
More beautiful scenery! Having your wife in there really adds a sense of scale. Just a stunning view!
October 9th, 2014  
great pic. it looks an amazing place
October 9th, 2014  
She couldn't have chosen a better T-shirt! I do like people being in these sort of photos provided they don't compete with the colour of the lake! Honestly - this is LOL!
October 9th, 2014  
Great shot, love the colour of that lake
October 9th, 2014  
A lovely story - and so neat that you could be in an uncrowded viewpoint. Another superb shot.
October 9th, 2014  
What a gorgeous shot.
October 9th, 2014  
That is a truly magnificent vista. Fav :)
October 9th, 2014  
Lovely shot... Mrs Shepherdman well matched with the lake colour..
October 9th, 2014  
She does co-ordinate very well!
October 9th, 2014  
Love that color conrdinate!
October 9th, 2014  
A beautiful amazing scene. I love the backstory. Fav.
October 9th, 2014  
Great shot and good on her.
October 9th, 2014  
This is a great photo. I had the pleasure of traveling from Jasper to Banff once. Awesome, the real definition, was a word that kept running through my mind. Took my breath away. You captured some of that feeling in this photo.
October 9th, 2014  
Beautiful, love the mountains.
October 9th, 2014  
Fabulous image.
October 9th, 2014  
Wonderful!
October 9th, 2014  
Great view and scene
October 9th, 2014  
Great shot and color coordination fav
October 10th, 2014  
Wow! Speechless...... Just plain beautiful!
October 10th, 2014  
Wow...........that is amazing!
How nice to have this view to yourself!
Bug fav
October 12th, 2014  
Very well done, I love this photo
October 12th, 2014  
Wonderful place!
October 16th, 2014  
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