Artist Notes: A 36 minute drive from Lake Louise Inn for the morning light was worth the effort. I was painting just before 9:00 and finished shortly after 10:00 having lost the light to cloud cover. The winter ice is just start to break away from the shore. It is May 17th and 12 degrees by the time I finished painting. Emerald Lake is the largest lake in Yoho National Park and is surrounded by President Range.