I returned to Kananaskis Lakes yesterday seeking some better photos of the frozen methane bubbles I discovered last week, unfortunately they were covered in fresh snowfall, but I did enjoy a nice hike on the lake and a wonderful experience with the local wolf pack. Click here for full tale and photos.
Glenbow Ranch is a large prairie park close to home, as the chinook winds continue to warm the area and melt away the winter snow (at least for a short time) we headed out there to enjoy the sunshine for a couple of hours. It's so great to have temperatures of 14C in the middle of winter. The gallery shots below have captions, click an image to begin.
I went for a fantastic hike on tuesday this week and came across some incredible ice on Kananaskis Lake and some weird frozen air bubbles. Click here for the full story and pics.
The Chinook that began last week reached a peak this weekend with temperatures today hitting 14 degrees, so we took advantage and had a little wander around the neighbourhood in the afternoon sunshine. Clickable images with captions below.
Just a small gallery of shots from a hike I did yesterday, it's the 3rd time I've ascended Prairie Mountain so I didn't bother with another hike page for it. Lovely day in the sun along the Elbow Valley :)
Just one shot of the low winter sunrise across the valley this morning and the tell tale curve of a chinook arch in the cloud above bringing positive temperatures to Calgary for the week ahead :)
I spent a lovely afternoon wandering the Elbow Valley in snowshoes today, it was a little overcast with a few snow flurries but having warmed up to -5 it was a day to be out enjoying the snow.
Just a few shots in the gallery below of the scenes along the way (with captions) and a few of the last of 4 moose I saw today which was making a significant road block on the way home. I still love to see the moose.
Since the floods in June we had not been back to Elbow Falls so, having just returned from the deserts of Nevada and Arizona we were looking forward to some of that chilly Rocky Mountain air.
The falls are much changed now and the area in which we enjoyed a picnic with Mark, Hayley and Ethan surrounded by trees is now a barren open space, the picnic tables and the forest washed away by the floods. Though it looks very different it is far from spoiled by the flooding, it has just opened out in places. It is still a wonderful location and one we will return to again and again.
In the image below, the area where the people are standing and the flat snow covered area beyond them was forest and picnic tables where we enjoyed our family day.
There are captions on the images in the gallery below, click an image then use the directional arrows on your keyboard to navigate.
We arrived in Calgary, Canada on 29th December 2011 to continue our journey. This blog is intended to keep our family and friends informed whilst we explore Canada.You can use the RSS feed below to stay updated.
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