The winding descent from Panorama to the village of Invermere is steep and narrow shouldered. At the higher elevations, it follows the burbling green water of Toby Creek. Then suddenly, around a corner, the valley and the lake spread before the driver.
Unfortunately, there is no pullout before the lower reaches of the mountain. Thus this picture shows only a faint glimmer of the lake that spreads below.
Left: Along the valley that follows the beginnings of the Columbia River, a strange DNA shaped cloud formation rises out of the Purcell Mountains. The Rockies flank the opposite side of this remote and quiet paradise.