Tag Archive | Alberta Canada

Waterton Lakes National Park Canada~

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At the beginning of the 19th century, there were an estimated 1.5-2 million big horn sheep in North America.
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By 1900 that estimate had dropped to several thousand.
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Conservation efforts have brought current populations up to approximately 70,000.
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We saw several groups in Waterton Lakes National Park.
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Waterton is busy in July and August and essentially closes in late September. In the town of Waterton, most summer residents leave, with only around twenty or so souls remaining year round. The day we left the winds were blowing at 65km/h with gusts up to 90km/h! It gets COLD here fast and the locals tell me winter can be hard to take, with everything shrouded in mist. I would love to visit in winter and do a post about what life is like in a town where almost everyone has left!
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The road to Waterton.
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The iconic Prince of Wales Hotel brooding over the stark fall landscape. How would you like to stay here as the winter caretaker while the hotel is closed all winter long? I would love it, as long as Jack Nicholson doesn’t visit! No ‘Shining’ for me, thank you very much.
Cheers to you from gorgeous and uncrowded Waterton Lakes~

Beauty is Truth & Truth Banff!

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Moraine Lake

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Ten Peaks (three of them!)

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Upside-down Tree Lake….my name.
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Moraine Lake

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Paradise River, both shots.

Heading deeper in to the wilderness tomorrow, so I am not sure if there will be internet access. I will check in when I am able. Cheers to you from Canada!

Reflections of Beauty

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall.

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Whose the Fairest of Them All?
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Banff.
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Her beauty is reflected,

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everywhere you look.
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It runs deep,

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and wild,

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and free.

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It is a place for all creatures to find solace through time,

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if we don’t destroy it.

The Autumn Leaves Are Turning Gold At Lake Louise In Banff National Park!

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Looking towards six glaciers across Lake Louise.

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Hiking Towards the Glaciers.

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Getting side tracked exploring streams.

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Looking Back at Chateau Lake Louise.
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Reaching the Glacier.

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Nature’s glory everywhere! Cheers to you from beautiful Banff~