Today was another fabulous weather day and the road with the mudslides was reopened a couple of days ago. We counted 9 slide spots on our 28 mile drive out to the lake. There are no trails to the end of the 9-mile lake (longest in the Canadian Rockies) so we took the easy way and took a cruise. It is 95% glacial fed and changes color with the sky and the surroundings.
This morning on the way to the lake, a black bear bounded out next to us, and I narrowly avoided hitting him or her (there are definitely reasons for the slow speed limits in the areas the animals frequent). On the way back from Maligne, 2 mountain sheep decided to control the road.
Medicine Lake is glacial fed from Maligne Lake and Maligne River. In the fall it drains like a bathtub through cracks in the granite.