Overlooking Peyto Lake

After five days of riding, we reached Bow Lake. We left our canoe and bike behind at beautiful Num Ti Jah Lodge, and hiked up to Bow Hut, a provision of the Alpine Club of Canada built on the edge of Bow Glacier.

While the Bow River actually draws water from a drainage area of over 25000 km2, that didn't detract from the thrill of walking among the narrow braided streams flowing from the ice field-- the symbolic source of the Bow.

Photos from the Bow Glacier