Photographer's Note

The name Maligne is French for "wicked", and was used by Father Pierre-Jean De Smet (1801-1873), a Jesuit missionary, to describe the treacherous river that flows from the lake.

The lake was credited with discovery by Mary Schaffer, a female explorer of the region and local icon, after Samson Beaver, a local native, sketched a rough map for her.

Wildlife is surprisingly abundant along this high altitude oligotrophic lake. Grizzly bear, black bear, mule deer, caribou, wolves, moose and mountain sheep are some of the larger mammals that frequent the lake area during the summer season.

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