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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park, Alberta

A perfect reflection of the boathouse at Maligne Lake.  (pronouced ma-LEEN
The lake takes it's name from the French word for malignant or wicked.  It is thought early French trappers applied the name to the treacherous conditions of the river which drains the lake.  As we weren't trying to cross the river on foot, and the lake was so picture perfect, I found the name a little incongruous until I discovered the reason.  We also learnt that conditions like this are few and far between, so once again, we were very lucky.

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