Friday, August 29, 2008

"Windex" Lakes

These are the Joffrey Lakes, just north of Whistler, British Columbia, where we were recently hiking. Their color is so beautiful, but can it be natural? We kept hesitating to totally enjoy the "windex blue" color of Joffrey Lakes, just in case we came home and discovered that the blue color is caused by acid rain or something equally awful. But phew, the lovely color is caused by glacial silt, which is high in quartz.
Lower Joffrey Lake

Middle Joffrey Lake

Upper Joffrey Lake

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The Cunning Runt said...

Girl, Welcome Back!

(geez, what took ya???)

Love that glacial till, it's startling and surreal.

Beautiful pictures, I'm just a little jealous!

Karen said...

Hey, CR! Great to hear from you too! Yes, I've been absent. I've been "acting locally" rather than "blogging globally." The pictures don't even do justice to Joffrey Lakes. Find a way to go there some day.

The Cunning Runt said...

Would love to!