Alberta 2011

In August and September 2011 I had the pleasure to be in Alberta Canada. Starting from Calgary we first went East to explore the high prairie and the badlands…
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The book I created can be yours.   http://www.blurb.com/my/book/detail/2723284 Books, Canada, World, Sisters, Middle, Brother, Badlands, Law, Brother In Law
The book I created can be yours. http://www.blurb.com/my/book/detail/2723284
now a really run down rooming house Calgary, The Mountain, Explore, Alberta Canada, House, Hotel, Alberta
now a really run down rooming house
the old west lives Old West, Old Things, West
the old west lives
buffalo jump (and tourist attraction) - the natives used to chaise herds of bison off these cliffs Buffalo, Bison, Tourist Attraction, Herding, Tourist, Monument Valley, Jump, Landmarks
buffalo jump (and tourist attraction) - the natives used to chaise herds of bison off these cliffs
these are huge - notice the man sized door at the base of the nearest tower. The blades must be 150 feet long Wind Turbine, Tower, Huge, Mountains, Man
these are huge - notice the man sized door at the base of the nearest tower. The blades must be 150 feet long
these guys were not very happy with us Cow, Guys, Happy
these guys were not very happy with us
Give me a home where the buffalo roam (in a feed lot) and the sky's are all windy all day Travel, Roam, Natural Landmarks
Give me a home where the buffalo roam (in a feed lot) and the sky's are all windy all day
a few, a very few, people live here too People, Country Roads, Road, Live
a few, a very few, people live here too
and more Nature
and more
and more
and more
and there are a lot of them Lot
and there are a lot of them
This wind turbine (that's a high tech windmill) is 200 yards away from this house - it's huge! Windmill, Yards, Wind, Yard, 200 Yards, Structures, Tech
This wind turbine (that's a high tech windmill) is 200 yards away from this house - it's huge!
the road to ... - it went on for 50 miles on the map Miles
the road to ... - it went on for 50 miles on the map
In addition to oil there is a lot of wind on the prairie and a lot of huge windmills Windmills
In addition to oil there is a lot of wind on the prairie and a lot of huge windmills
Just a gorgeous view. Views, Gorgeous View
Just a gorgeous view.
There is a lot of oil and gas in Alberta, a lot. Oil And Gas, Gas, Oil
There is a lot of oil and gas in Alberta, a lot.
cow boy country Country
cow boy country
On our way back to Calgary we tool the "Cowboy Trail" which used to be a real cowpunch trail - Calgary was a big cow town - now they make movies here. Towns
On our way back to Calgary we tool the "Cowboy Trail" which used to be a real cowpunch trail - Calgary was a big cow town - now they make movies here.
detail of the lip of ice hanging over Lake Louise Lake, Ice, Lake Louise
detail of the lip of ice hanging over Lake Louise
A postcard from Chateau Lake Louise Chateau Lake Louise
A postcard from Chateau Lake Louise
Back in Lake Louise Kitty poses with the local Constabulary. Jackets, Fashion, Poses, Suit Jacket, Double Breasted Suit Jacket
Back in Lake Louise Kitty poses with the local Constabulary.
the throng of paparazzi looking for bear. later we pulled over by the side of the road as a joke. Within a minute twenty other cars had pulled over too looking for wildlife. Cars, Bear, Wildlife
the throng of paparazzi looking for bear. later we pulled over by the side of the road as a joke. Within a minute twenty other cars had pulled over too looking for wildlife.
a black bear scurried back into the woods annoyed, no doubt, at the growing throng of paparazzi Woods, Growing, Annoyed
a black bear scurried back into the woods annoyed, no doubt, at the growing throng of paparazzi
a curious Mule Dear Animals
a curious Mule Dear
On the way back to Lake Louise we saw lots of wild life. Here two mountain goats sunning themselves and chewing their cud. Wild Life, Goats, Mountain Goats, Mount Rainier, Mountain, Wild
On the way back to Lake Louise we saw lots of wild life. Here two mountain goats sunning themselves and chewing their cud.
The view from the snow bus base showing the terminal moraine and the parking lot beneath it. No photo can possibly show the immense scale of the view here. Car Park, Parking Lot, Beneath, Bus
The view from the snow bus base showing the terminal moraine and the parking lot beneath it. No photo can possibly show the immense scale of the view here.
A crevasse on the right partially hidden by the seasons first snowfall. The snow bus base some 2,000 feet below us. The hotel is 5000 feet below us over the  lip of snow. The mountain in the distance is 12,000 feet tall. Distance, Snow, Snowfall
A crevasse on the right partially hidden by the seasons first snowfall. The snow bus base some 2,000 feet below us. The hotel is 5000 feet below us over the lip of snow. The mountain in the distance is 12,000 feet tall.
here is the bus that brought us. There are only about 20 of these in the world. 15 here and 5 in Antarctica.
here is the bus that brought us. There are only about 20 of these in the world. 15 here and 5 in Antarctica.
Us tourists standing 5,000 feet up the glacier on 2,000 feet of ice. Note the feeder glacier in the background and the "bus" that brought us here. The tires are almost 6 feet tall. We are almost 10,000 above sea level here Glacier, Sea Level, Sea
Us tourists standing 5,000 feet up the glacier on 2,000 feet of ice. Note the feeder glacier in the background and the "bus" that brought us here. The tires are almost 6 feet tall. We are almost 10,000 above sea level here
the ice spilling over the lip of the Columbia Ice field Outdoor, Field
the ice spilling over the lip of the Columbia Ice field