Weather forecasts are often wrong.
It was never sunny this morning. It was overcast when we left the house at 8:45, and got darker as we got to Lake Louise. It was a dreary, humid and cool (only about 14°) as we climbed up.
|A dreary look back to Chateau Lake Louise|
|Looking back at the ski area. Rain gear installed.|
|1,500' deep valley|
|Looking back up at the blue sky and the mountain we wanted to climb|
|Pouring on the ski area|
|The Chateau in the sun|
|The peak we didn't climb|
|Canoeists. Lots of canoeists.|
|6 of the 10|
|The Tower of Babel, not one of the 10|
|A dumb dad leads the family across|
|Stuffed cheeks. Hope they weren't stuffed with potato chips|
It was disappointing to get rained on, get cold and wet, and especially so not make a peak for the 3rd time this year. Amy & Michael are only here for another couple of weeks, and Fairview is a spectacular peak that I know they would have loved.
Still, had the weather forecast accurately predicted the weather we actually ended up having, we wouldn't have gone out at all. And we would have missed the pika, Michael seeing Moraine Lake, watching tourists being silly, or eating Amy's "baking". So it was a good day, too.