Behind you! This awesome view of the Wedge group is waiting behind your back as you admire Iceberg Lake.
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Behind you! This awesome view of the Wedge group is waiting behind your back as you admire Iceberg Lake. #mountainmonday #mountaincrushmonday #wedgemountain #mountcook #wedgegroup #mountweart #garibaldiprovincialpark #bcparks #iceberglake #nineteenmilecreek #explorebc #beautifulbc #beautifulbritishcolumbia
Hikes to lakes rarely offer 360-degree views, but sometimes you get a good 180. Iceberg Lake is definitely one of those lakes. As you’re admiring the sheer headwall and the glacial lake at its base, all it takes to get the view above is to turn around. The meadows were a beautiful burnished gold and the distant peaks dusted with the season’s first fall of snow. I read a recent blog article from someone who climbed up Mt Cook on this same day: he’s in one of the pixels somewhere 🙂
There’s something off about this photo though: Wedge Mountain (right) is actually higher than Mt Weart (left) which appears as the highest point. I guess I didn’t hold the camera as level as I should have, always tricky when there’s no obvious horizon. Except – wait – there are actually two; there’s the treeline and the snowline. Going by the trees next to the meadow, I thought that this was about right but I can clearly see from the either that I’m still a little bit off, and that a further correction would probably restore the natural order to the world. Mind you, those trees are starting to look like they’re leaning to my eyes – the final result will be some sort of compromise between the two, a blend of reality and perspective.