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I just returned from spending 5 days in the beautiful backcountry of the Canadian Rockies. This year I went to a location I have been wanting to get to for years, camping at Berg Lake under the majestic Mt. Robson. All in all I ended up doing about 70 miles of backpacking with almost 7k in elevation gain over the trip. I had the opportunity to see some of the most beautiful backcountry mountain scenes I have ever seen, and was graced with mostly great weather conditions.

On this particular picture, I feel I need to give a little explanation to help convey the grandness of the scene, because often when shooting ultra wide angle like I did here, it is hard to grasp the size. I had hiked 1500 feet onto the mountain to the rear of the lake to get above treeline on top of a rocky cliff and get a good vantage point for this shot.

Mt. Robson is the beautiful snow covered peak with the clouds rolling off it, rising almost 8000 feet above the lake you see there. The Berg Glacier, the left of the two dumping into the lake itself, was constantly calving ice into the lake. The steep angle and massive amounts of ice was truly impressive to witness close hand.

A 9 km one way hike along the stream takes you up past Rearguard Mountain on the left, to Robson Glacier itself, just seen in this shot on the far left. The melt from that glacier feeds directly into the lake, but like most glaciers, it has reseeded significantly. I have another shot from Robson Glacier at sunrise that I need to work on processing still.

I hope you guys enjoy the picture as much as I enjoyed being there in person and seeing such a beautiful scene!

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