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"Pa Butte", 18 November 2017

Given this past summer’s tinder-dry conditions, I’m thankful that there’s already a fair amount of snow in the mountains.  So much so, that Brad and I were able to get in our first snowshoe trip of the season!   2,405 more words

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Southern Alberta 12-year-old recognized internationally for wildlife photography

Thursday morning on a trail just west of Blairmore, Alta., John Launstein and his 12-year-old son Josiah walk with snow crunching beneath their feet. This isn’t their usual spot, but they’ve been here before. 614 more words


The black and white of winter

Winter hit Crowsnest Pass with an excited exuberance at being back. November 1 greeted me with an entirely different landscape than the day before: the hum of road plows, a winter storm warning in effect, and snow – lots of it! 159 more words


He Wraps Himself in Light

He wraps himself in Light, and darkness tries to hide
And trembles at His voice…

How great is our God, sing with me
How great is our God, and all will see… 47 more words


Wildfires take tragic toll with death of firefighter, loss of homes in rural Alberta

A firefighter was killed battling wind-whipped wildfires that tore through southern Alberta and southwest Saskatchewan Tuesday night.

Cypress County officials have identified the fallen firefighter as James Hargrave, with the Walsh fire station, saying in a release that he died in the line of duty. 838 more words

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Alberta snapshot: Seven Sisters Mountain.

I don’t know what season it was when Captain John Palliser and the other members of the British North American Exploring Expedition (more commonly known as the Palliser Expedition) worked their way through the Crowsnest Pass at some point between 1857 and 1860, on their mission to survey a massive chunk of western Canada. 104 more words


Mount Taylor, 7 October 2017

In February of 2016, Jeff and I tried to snowshoe up Mount Taylor but were thwarted a mere 420m from the summit due to avalanche-like conditions.   2,893 more words

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