Tuesday, May 31, 2016
I took a gondola ride up to Sulphur Mountain in Banff where I had great views of the area on the way up as well as when I got to the top. The view from that height is beautiful and I will share more images over the next few days.
Monday, May 30, 2016
As the sun rose over the tops of the mountains in Banff, I was out trying to capture the early morning light on the snowy peaks. The mountains are so high, the sun is actually fairly high in the sky before it becomes visible.
Sunday, May 29, 2016
Some of the photos this morning were taken on a trail away from the road that took me up over rolling hills and valleys beneath the steep cliffs of the mountains.
Others were taken later in the day from the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.
Saturday, May 28, 2016
As I alternated between walking on the road and the trails I realized that other than an occasional car, I was the only person around. As I walked through the woods and up and down hills and valleys, I listened carefully because I knew there were grizzlies in the area and I didn’t want to interrupt a mother bear with a cub. I also kept an eye out for elk, which, in the Banff area, are used to humans and have no fear. The only wildlife I saw were a few squirrels and a few songbirds.
A group of bikers passed by when I got back out on the main road and I made a couple of images to give viewers an idea of the height of the trees and mountains.
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