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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Millennium Park October 31, 2010

Skimming across the rail

Air shot

Cruising down the middle

Balancing act!

Panning for a shot

Just learning!

Caught in mid air!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

A Day in Bragg Creek, October 14, 2010

 Spent a day in Bragg Creek capturing photos for my finally assignment for my Scenic & Wildlife class. It was a beautiful fall day in Bragg Creek.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Cascade Mountain 9,833' (2997m) October 8, 2010

View of Cascade Mountain from the trail.

View of the last portion of the trail heading toward the top.  Two hikers were coming down and are visbile on the trail.

View of the Amphitheatre. If you look to the left of the amphitheartre you can see the ridge we took to start the hike up!

Lake Minnewanka and Two Jake Lake

Phil and Marilyn at the top!

Keith starting the descend with a view of Banff and Norquay ski hill.

Phil resting with the false summit in the background.

View of the trail coming down with Norquay ski hill in the background.
 Phil, myself and a friend of ours Keith, scrambled to the top of Cascade Mountain.  The trail head starts at the Norquay ski area parking lot and is well defined in the 'Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies' by Alan Kane.  The weather was great for mid October and because we have been having reasonable warm weather the last few weeks we didn't run into any snow on the trail at the top.  This is a very arduous hike/scramble to the top. Nothing technical but just a long day!  Took us 4 hours to reach the top and about 4 hours to return.  Total elevation gain is listed in the book as 4,347' but it felt more like 4,500'! We didn't spend too much time on top as it was windy and cold but got some great pictures of Lake Minnewanka, the Cascade Amphitheatre and Banff townsite. If you plan on going, start early.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Calgary Zoo October 2, 2010

Went to the Zoo for one of my class assignments.  I was only there half a day so didn't see the whole zoo but got a few pictures to post.  Enjoy!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Larch Valley October 1, 2010

Moraine Lake Early in the morning

View of Valley of the Ten Peaks from the road

Eiffel Peak from Larch Valley Trail

View of the Ten Peaks from the trail
Looking at Fay Glacier from the Valley

Marilyn at Sentinel Pass with the view of the Ten Peaks

Marilyn & Phil at the top of Sentinel Pass

Phil, Gayle and Brad in the Valley with the top of Mt Temple in the background
Hike Larch Valley to Senital Pass.  Trailhead is at the beginning of Moraine Lake.  Early Moraine Lake was very cool...probably around 0C.  Larch Valley had a restriction of 4 in a along for the hike included my husband Phil and my sister Gayle and her husband Brad. Started off with hat, gloves, jacket and long pants....but the sun came out by high noon which made for pleasant conditions.  Great views of Mt Temple (11,621') and The Ten Peaks. We made it up to Sentinel Pass (8,566').  Gorgeous day and was able to get some awesome shots.  Enjoy!