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Hiking Parker Ridge Trail, Banff

Saskatchewan Glacier

View of the glacier, after the fog lifted.  A short 1 hour hike up and maybe 20 minutes down.  When we arrived it was totally socked in.  We waited it out on the ridge for 2 hours and thankfully the fog burned off enough to experience what is a great view.   When you get to the top of the ridge make sure you continue on, it’s well worth it.

Fog lifting, on our arrival we could see absolutely nothing even though it was clear near Lake Louise, once we hit the Parkway visibility was a couple hundred meters at best.

My wife enjoying the view.

Looking towards Jasper, Icefields Parkway below.

Family photo

When cabin fever sets in, memories of a Hecla Island sunset

It’s been a very mild winter in Southern Manitoba, very little to complain about.  So when winter arrived this week and temperatures dropped I started getting a bit of spring fever, for days like the one pictured above.  This was an image from a few years back of a Lake Winnipeg sunset from Hecla Island Provincial Park.   This also happens to be a dog friendly beach, so we usually go a couple times a year, and will look forward to bringing Angus and Fergus for a swim this summer.

Windblown trees on the Wild Pacific Trail, Vancouver Island

Windblown trees on the Pacific Coast, while hiking the Wild Pacific Trail.  The trail offers some truly breathtaking vistas, and is a fairly easy hike if you don’t mind the relentless rain.  That’s not to say you won’t get beautiful sunny weather, but don’t plan on it.  However, without the heavy rainfall and onshore winds this lush, windblown coastal rainforest wouldn’t exist.

Prince of Wales Hotel at dusk, Waterton Lakes National Park

This shot of the Prince of Wales Hotel in Waterton Lakes National Park has been sitting in my archives undeveloped for 2 1/2 years.  I always plan on getting to these older images, but with so may photo’s, it’s impossible to get to them all.  This is a blend from two exposures.

View from the Wild Pacific Trail, driftwood on the Pacific Coast

Driftwood logs washed ashore near Ucluelet, British Columbia on the west coast of Vancouver Island.   Photographed from the Wild Pacific Trail.