In my last post about our anniversary trip I shared photos from Patricia and Pyramid Lake and photos of the mama black bear with her cubs. This time I have photos from Maligne Lake, which is a little over an hours drive, south-east of Jasper. The road to the lake winds up through the mountains and despite the fact that it was getting a bit cloudy, we had a great time stopping and exploring along the way...
Once we made it to Maligne Lake, we decided to take a little hike part way around the lake to stretch our legs and explore.
There was so much of this crazy, bright yellow-green moss all along the lake, it was so neat!
On our way back down the winding road that led to Maligne Lake we spotted a couple cars pulled over to the side of the road and a group of guys with huge cameras out snapping photos, so we pulled over. At first I was hesitant to get out of the car, but then I saw what they were photographing...a large female moose sitting in the woods...
Since she was sitting up on a hill in the woods we decided to get out of the car to get close enough for me to take a photo, but cautiously. I definitely didn't want to disrupt her at all. I snapped a couple photos of her before she started to stand...at which point I told Antoine we had to go back to the car. I don't want to be face to face with a grumpy moose! Luckily for us, she just stood and headed further up into the woods.
This was both mine and Antoine's first time seeing a moose in person...it was kind of amazing, even though she was pretty far away and laying down most of the time!
That's all for now. I have more to share for next week, so stay tuned! Happy weekend, everyone!