Regular readers of the blog will remember back in April this year I travelled to North Carolina with Sarah and hiked a short section of the Appalachian Trail with my Tennessean friend Andy and his girlfriend Jessica. I had a great time and invited them both to come up to Calgary and see the incredible Rockies.
Though Jessica couldn't make it this year, Andy arrived on the 25th Oct for a whistlestop tour of Kananaskis. We did some hiking and dodged some weather, almost blew off Nihahi ridge, ploughed through thigh deep snow at the top of (a very cold) Burstall Pass and caught sunrise and sunset on the road every day until his departure on the 29th. We visited some of the usual haunts and grabbed some nice photos along the way, but never quite got that lovely calm on the lakes for a few reflections.....annoyingly, the day after Andy left I caught the image below when heading up to Rawson Lake with Cecil.
It was a manic few days with many miles travelled and many wonderful sights captured including a lovely big Grizzly that crossed the road in front of us as we headed up highwood pass one morning. Andy had a great time and really whetted his appetite for more of these wonderful vistas, maybe next time Jessica will make it too. Click images below for larger captioned versions.
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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