The next day was a good day, I captured my favourite photo of the trip and possibly my most perfect photo to date, but more on that in a couple paragraphs. The first place we visited was Joffre Lakes Provincial Park, about 50 minutes north east of Whistler. Due to the time of year the provincial park was closed, however like the other visitors there we just parked in the driveway and walked around the gate. Since the park was now unmaintained, the paths were not plowed, shoveled, salted, or anything and were a little slippery in places, I think this discouraged some in my family and we only ended up walking to the first lake. Yes, barely into the park at all. So I only managed these two shots of the lower lake. My mistake here was asking everyone if they would mind me taking the dolls out, they said yes they would mind and that we should move on to the next place instead. So I didn’t get any photos of the girls here.
I have to admit I did a poor job capturing the scenery at Joffre lakes. It felt a lot more magical when I was there than it appears in the photos. It was super quiet, and the snow softened everything you saw. The mist moved slowly across the lake and the overall view felt so much more secluded and enclosed. There was a park bench right at the edge of the lake where you could sit down and enjoy it, wish I’d done so a bit longer.
Next we visited Duffey Lake, about an hour north east of Whistler (10-15 minutes past Joffre Lakes). The lake was like a sheet of glass, there was no wind at all, and it was perfectly flat forever. It was like a painting, it was too perfect. Luckily I got my shots out before some assholes started throwing rocks in the water causing ripples that would go on forever. Which, while neat to see, really ruined any photos after that for quite some time.
I decided to make use of this time by setting up Horo and Alice while waiting for the ripples to subside so I could get a shot of these two in this perfect location. Learning from my previous mistake, I didn’t ask if my family would mind, I just took them out. Once again my family grew bored with the waiting and moved themselves towards the rental Jeep Compass we had, which oddly, did not have a compass installed anywhere in it. What a huge oversight on Jeeps part. Anyway, once again I felt somewhat rushed because of this and didn’t take the time to pose carefully or get some better angles. Never the less, the location was too perfect to mess up so photos turned out anyway.