Saturday, July 09, 2011

Vacation Postcard #8

View from the top of Sulpher Mountain near Banff, Alberta









We finally reached to Canadian Rockies and spent the day around Banff, Alberta. I have never seen these mountains except from an airplane. We took the gondola to the top of Sulpher Mountain. The grey skies finally opened and sunlight illuminated the snow-covered peaks. It is very cold here and I would have welcomed a winter coat. Some people arrived in shorts and t-shirts. My husband walked all the way to the peak of Sulpher Mountain but I turned back after going 3/4 of the way because of the cold wind and freezing drizzle.

The walk to the peak of Sulpher Mountain

6 comments:

  1. WOW! Absolutely gorgeous! Yet I can sympathize with the cold.

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  2. Beautiful.I love our Rocky Mountains.

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  3. aaawww...the Rockies. Your pictures are beautiful...but I know from experience that a picture just doesn't capture the true feeling you get when standing at the base of the mountains. Who would have that you needed a winter coat in July?

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  4. I visited in the day of film, and I dropped an exposed one over the railing. So, I climbed over, but Cuppa soon warned me that a goat was coming up behind me. I don't suppose he was planning to head butt me over the edge, but I scampered right quickly regardless.

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  5. I just climbed that today!! I actually hiked all the way up then took a gondola down. I saw a bunch of golden-mantled ground squirrels and an elk! I'll post later :)

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  6. Now this one takes my breath away! WOW!

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