Sunday, October 1, 2017

Trip Report - Barrier Lake Lookout

I wanted to take a moment to comment on the terrorist attack in Edmonton last night, but really don't have anything to say other than: Be vigilant, friends. We are so blessed to live in such a beautiful country, yet a select few manage to make it such a scary and ugly place. Let not those who would incite hatred and fear change the way we conduct ourselves, and interact with each other. With respect, with dignity, with love.

Yesterday morning, the weather forecast called for drizzle/ showers in the mountains by noon. And Anita was groggily waking up like a tranquilized sloth, so we debated staying in bed. But the 'Seize the day' part of me thought the fall colours may be gone by next weekend, so I dragged her out to Barrier Lake for a short hike up to the viewpoint and fire lookout. Turned out to be the right decision, as it only drizzled on us for a few minutes, and we got to see all the golds and reds of autumn in the mountains, on an otherwise perfect day.

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Beautiful golden coloured foliage

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This was an interesting large depression in the landscape, dipping down dozens of meters, but with incredible fall coloured trees erupting from it.

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Not my favourite beer. I dumped some out so I wouldn't have to drink it all, and even a mountain ground squirrel that ventured up for a taste didn't like it.

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