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The Canadian Rockies

The Canadian Rocky Mountains are, in a word, awesome. And not in the popular sense of the word, but quite literally - they instill a sense of awe, and that's a great thing. I should have visited them years ago!

2011-08-29 11:29:38

The Parkers Ridge hike

We saw a squirrel! ... oh yeah, also this view I guess.

I may have to replace this photograph with a better stitch. I don't like what happened to the middle of the image, it looks ... squashed.

2011-08-29 11:30:41

Some red mountain shrubby thing

I have no idea what they're called. I just liked the colours.

2011-08-29 11:36:52

A lichenous rock

I really liked the colour and texture mix on this rock. Too bad it's illegal to take rocks out of the national parks! =D

(no, seriously, it is illegal to displace anything from the parks, including rocks...)

2011-08-29 11:44:41

Parkers Ridge, version another

Some more Parkers Ridge panorama goodness. This is the view when you make it to almost-the-top, and then walk straight on instead of right, up to the "summit". The view is very much worth it.

2011-08-29 12:07:55

Some orange lichen

Vivid.

2011-08-29 12:13:45

Orange and yellow

I loved the colour contrast. The photograph doesn't do it justice, I feel.

2011-08-29 12:47:12

More Parkers Ridge!

And even more Parkers Ridge panorama goodness!

This is basically at the very start of the trail.

2011-08-29 13:29:13

The Columbia Ice Fields

Part of a glacial fan, this ice field has receded a lot since it was first "discovered" and made a popular attraction.

This is, of course, what happens with glaciers that are located the way the Columbia ice fields are.

The real downside of it melting isn't "it will disappear" but "several communities rely on the ice flows for their fresh water. In about a hundred years, it will be interesting to see how they'll cope."

(if they have any sense, they'll just move)

2011-08-29 13:29:55

Martin's Phone

This was the third time in one hike that he dropped it. Poor, poor phone.

2011-08-29 13:38:13

The cleanest ice

Crystal clear!

Although a bit dusty.

2011-08-29 13:40:19

Artijs de Partijs

Language joke. This is Artis de Partis being very confused at glacial ice, spelled "ijs" in his native language.

2011-08-29 15:20:38

Fall colors

I love these colours.

2011-08-29 15:26:03

Rockies panorama

I need to ask Martin what this was a vista shot of again...

2011-08-29 15:44:34

Natural flakes

I wish cameras could capture textures. This'll have to do.

2011-08-30 10:25:03

Wait, what?

I am not sure why I would want to shop here...

2011-08-30 10:41:56

Caribou street, Banff

Excellent way to mark streets!

2011-08-30 12:57:11

Wolf street, Banff

Excellent way to mark streets!

2011-08-30 13:15:27

The Martin Tree

This squirrel started climbing the Martin tree, then just decided to chew on it, instead.

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