Glaciers pulling apart what tectonic plates originally lifted up sculpted Mt Assiniboine. What is left behind, stands apart in a sea of other steep mountains. This type of dramatic glaciated mountain, surrounded by alpine lakes, rolling high country and wild Larch trees, is addicting to the soul. In fact, many folks who visit the Assiniboine Lodge, have done so for over 10 consecutive years. The surrounding peaks and valleys are very dramatic as well, and the lodge is situated on a pine covered shelf, just above the lake that reflects the peak throughout the day and night. The view from the front of the lodge is one very stunning site. When I first arrived, the peak was covered in low clouds and rain pelted me as I ran into the lodge. Sometime in the middle of the night the clouds cleared, giving me hope that I would see the top the following morning. Not only did I see the top, but watched it as warm morning light bathed it’s many faceted slopes and revealed in detail just how dramatic a mountain it is. Whenever I watch a display of light and nature such as that morning up on the slopes of Mt Assiniboine, I am reminded that moments like this occur often, and we just need to be there to observe.
Created September, 2014
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