Muncho Lake

Thu, May 25, 2017

On Tue, I complained about the lack of wildlife.  So naturally today we saw 5 black bears, one stone sheep and a caribou.  Nice 🙂

Carol and I drove 155 miles into the Northern Rockies today.  Fort Nelson to Muncho Lake.  Wonderful drive.  Beautiful vistas.  Here are two examples.

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And then we reached Muncho Lake, ‘big water’ in the Kaska language.  It’s a gorgeous blue-green alpine lake.  The greenish color is due to the presence of copper oxide leached from the bedrock underneath.  Or so says Wikipedia.

Edit:  Wiki is wrong.  The greenish hue is due to glacial sediment, sometimes called flour, that preferentially reflects green wavelengths.  So that’s what we see.  It’s all over up here 🙂

Nothing special about this shot other than it’s our first view and it illustrates the color.

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We’re staying in the RV park at the Northern Rockies Lodge, perhaps the most beautiful place in this part of British Columbia.

Here’s the view from our site.  As you can see, the ice is just going out.

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