June 2, 2006 - Emerald Lake in Yoho NP, BC

In August 2005 a ranger at Yoho told us to see Emerald Lake and we didn't get a chance then.  Now was our chance and it is obvious from the color why it is called Emerald Lake:

Above the lake is the famous Burgess Shale, one of the most important fossil finds in the world:

This is a telephoto view of the Burgess Shale area, not much to see from here and at this time of year:

Lots of tour buses here, with lots of tourists including a busload from Korea:

The lake is quite beautiful:

We were glad to have finally seen Emerald Lake.

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