Thursday, April 3, 2014

C is for the Canadian Rockies




It's Thursday, and that means photo day.  And the letter is C, so that means. . . the Canadian Rockies!

Just a few of my favorite shots from Banff and Kootenay National Parks, and Mt. Robson Prov. Park.
The classic view of Moraine Lake, Banff National Park
Mt. Robson and Berg Lake, Mt. Robson Provincial Park, British Columbia.
Hiking near Snowbird Pass, Mt. Robson in the near distance. 

Hoary marmot
Some lunch counters are better than others.  The Rockwall, Kootenay National Park

Get up early.  No one saw this but us, as the sun rose on Floe Lake, Kootenay National Park

What teens do--scream defiance at a world way too big for them.  Emperor Falls, Mt. Robson Prov. Park

When you finish hiking, hijack an ice cream truck


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28 comments:

  1. Gorgeous photos! I think my favorite one is the sunrise over the lake.

    Madeline @ The Shellshank Redemption
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    1. Mine too! That was a magical moment--and of about 30 people camped at the lake, my husband and I were the ONLY ones who got up to see it. Sorta sad, in a way, but we enjoyed the solitude with beauty.

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  2. Oh I feel rugged just looking at these photos! *wistful sigh*

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    1. Off you go! Find a hill and walk up it!

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  3. Incredible. So glad I found your blog. Your book sounds hilarious, too! :)

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    1. Thanks, David! I hope you keep coming back--I do a range of posts--reviews, fiction, blather about writing, and I think even after A to Z I'll keep throwing out the photo pages now and again.

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  4. Nice pix. We went through Palo Duro Canyon last year and got some great pictures. This sorta reminded me of them.

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    1. Where is Palo Duro Canyon? Sounds Southwest. I'm also a huge fan of the deserts!

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  5. Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing. I chuckled at "hoary mormot" haha.

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    1. Really. That's what they are called! To distinguish them from the yellow belly marmots. . . but isn't he cute?

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    1. Thanks, Melanie! I do love our summers, and the wonderful places we get to go.

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  7. Beautiful photos, would love to visit there one day x

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    1. Well worth the trip, wherever you are from! Best of course if you can hike, but there are a lot of amazing views in the Rockies that you can see without being able to backpack the way we do.

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  8. Love it! I grew up in the foothills of the mountains, and some days I really miss it. They are breathtaking, challenging, and protective. (Not to mention I always knew which direction was which.) *sigh* We've got beaches now. Not quite as cool (literally), but they'll do.

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    1. Beaches are great, too. I live by the ocean (more or less), but I love my mountains. I hope I never have to choose completely between them.

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  9. These are just gorgeous - thanks so much for sharing. I feel like I've been on a mini-vacation!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed them! That's a nice way to look at it. Sometimes I just let the slideshows run on my computer, and imagine I'm out there, not stuck here at home.

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  10. Gorgeous photos. I live in Canada and there's so much of it I've yet to see.

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    1. Well, there's a lot of Canada! I live in the US, but there are huge chunks of it I've never seen--because they are two or three thousand miles away!

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous pictures. Canada is definitely on the bucket list.

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, I can't believe we waited so long. I think we had some idea about having to wait until we could go in the fall. Got tired of waiting!

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  12. Wow, spectacular photos of spectacular country. I've not been to the Canadian Rockies, and I can see I'm missing a lot.

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    1. We were blown away. Our first hike was a "nothing much" hike in Glacier Natl. Park of Canada (a minor park) and it knocked our socks off. So we knew it was going to be good!

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  13. I have the first two in my collection, too - and the last one looks like the same mountain of my 'leaving' pics. Didn't go that high, though. The sunrise pic is amazing - one of those things that everyone else is jealous of :)
    Today's ice cream is choc chip and peanut butter :O
    Jemima
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    1. The last one? The mountain behind the ice cream truck? That is whatever hangs over the dinky town of Field in Yoho NP.

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  14. We drove through the Rockies from Vancouver to Jasper to Banff to Calgary about 10 years ago. It's a beautiful part of the world. Can't wait to do it again someday.

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