A glimpse of winter at Boom Creek

Boom Creek dressed for winter - © Christopher Martin-2829

I went for a hike along the trail to Boom Lake on the weekend and felt like I walked into a preview of winter.  The lake is near the aptly named Storm Mountain on the western edge of Banff National Park and the area was already blanketed in 1-1.5′ (30-45cm) of snow.  With the sun shining, I was happy to walk along the trail for a couple of kilometres as it was an area new to me.  From the trailhead a bridge crosses over Boom Creek almost immediately.  I slipped under the bridge on my way out and set up the photograph above which I felt illustrated the wintry feel.  This image is also the December image on my just completed 2016 landscape calendar so it was a worthwhile hike on a couple of fronts!

9 responses

  1. really beautiful place, great shot

    November 25, 2015 at 3:16 pm

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  4. Snow has its way of showing off its beauty ❤

    November 9, 2015 at 1:48 pm

  5. At first when you wrote that you slipped under the bridge, I thought literally. I like the combination of water ice snow and blue sky -striking!

    November 9, 2015 at 11:53 am

  6. One day you should continue on to Boom Lake. I think you would find it a good place for photography.

    November 9, 2015 at 11:45 am

    • I will! I loved the area in the short time I had. With your vote, I will make sure to visit the lake soon.

      November 9, 2015 at 1:35 pm

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