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Cream Lake in Strathcona Park

I came across photos from the 1980s. These are a few scenes from a trek to Cream Lake (glacier country) and were taken July 1988. I think they were taken on Kodachrome and they should be somewhere in my collection. My young (at the time) sons and I set up a base camp at the foot of the mountain and took overnight excursions packing plastic tube tents and minimal provisions which always amounts to more than we like to carry. This particular hike was good enough to stay in the snow for a few days.

After that exciting time it was great to get down to the foot of the mountain, our 10’x10′ and 2 ton weighing canvas tent, and summertime.


About Joseph de Lange

Before retirement worked in art galleries, a photo studio, offices, and the trades. Don't travel much anymore but still photograph. For the past 5 years 95% of my photography is done with the phone. My prediction for big cameras: DSLRs and their beautiful lenses and even the smaller mirrorless cameras will be mostly a historical footnote in the not too distant future.

9 responses to “Cream Lake in Strathcona Park

  1. Wow, beautiful photos. I love the waterfall and lake views.

    • Thank you Angeline, I’d love to locate the original slides which may be hiding out in the bowels of my storage unit. These kind of hikes where 1 or 2 or 3 day hikes are taken from the base camp and where at times one may run out of trail just for a bit are exhilarating and some camera equipment is essential gear.

  2. wolke205

    The photo of the waterfall is incredibly beautiful! I like old photos. Thanks for sharing those amazing photos 🙂 But I have to admit, the name – Cream Lake – made me laugh..well I have a dirty mind sometimes lol

    Best Regards

    • Hi Wolke, It is a beautiful landscape and the lack of sunshine up there provided a nice light for the photos. People swim in the lake (fun fun fun) but the glacier is of course in there year around and the water must be very cool. Anyway it was good fun coming across these photos on an old CD.

  3. What a great set here, Joseph! LOVE the snow coverings in these shots, absolutely wonderful to view!!

  4. brujjilla

    Son preciosas, es un lugar muy hermoso 😀

  5. OurBoler

    Great pictures! The Island is such a beautiful place to explore.

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