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Road Trip - Part 4

Road Trip - Part 4

The last part of the record of our photographic one day journey has all to do with being inspired by just one mountain. It is one of my favorites in all of Rockies (that I have seen so far, of course). It is so full of colors, with a pleasing shape, always great to photograph, no matter the time of year.

Road Trip - Part 1

Road Trip - Part 1

It has been a while since we were able to go for a longer trip. That’s why when an opportunity to escape for a day to the mountains presented itself a few weeks ago, we took it gladly. We were suffering from a nasty long spell of freezing cold temperatures for several weeks here in Edmonton and having a chance to venture out, when it gotten a bit warmer was making me very happy.

One Fall Weekend at Jasper National Park

One Fall Weekend at Jasper National Park

A few years back we were lucky enough to be able to visit Jasper National Park during fall. It is always wonderful to take a ride through the Rockies, but during autumn, if you’re lucky enough to get there when the colors are turning, it is even more fantastic.

A Winter Visit to the Rockies

A Winter Visit to the Rockies

A while back we took a day trip to the mountains.  We like to do this from time to time, even if it means that we end up spending most of a day driving.  We get up early, pack sandwiches and snacks, winter gear and cameras and take our family out to the Rockies. There is just something that draws us there over and over again...

Waterton, Before the Fires - Travel Photography

Waterton, Before the Fires - Travel Photography

As the weather becomes colder, I find myself missing summer more and more.  It is a good thing, I have so many pictures from our travels to look at.  With my family visiting from Poland we were given a perfect excuse (not that we ever needed one, really ;D) to travel all over our province to show them around.  This time, we have taken them to visit Waterton Lakes National Park in southern Alberta.

All In A Day's Work - Travel Photography

All In A Day's Work - Travel Photography

As the weather continues to deteriorate (they are forecasting snow for the next 24 hours) my mind seems to be drawn more and more to the time when sun was shining bright, it was warm and everybody was in a mood for exploring. Yes, I do mean summer ;D. 

A Summer Day In Jasper NP - Alberta Travel Photography

A Summer Day In Jasper NP - Alberta Travel Photography

I love visiting Rockies in summer!  Just the fact that one can explore without layers of clothes to keep one warm is so appealing.  No need to worry about road conditions and closures, no need for heavy winter gear.  There are things, of course, one needs to prepare for such a trip. Bug spray, sun screen, lots of water, snacks and a jacket or a sweater - we are visiting mountains, after all, are a must. Good pair of shoes and a bear spray are a good idea as well, especially when one thinks about hiking.

From Columbia Icefields to Abraham Lake - Landscape Photography

From Columbia Icefields to Abraham Lake - Landscape Photography

It is not that long of a drive from Columbia Icefields to the famous Abraham Lake, and there is still a few nice spots to stop here and there.  We were getting a bit tired by that time, during our May visit to the Rockies, but we could not resists those stops, even with a long way ahead of us.

Benefitting From Dramatic Sky - Alberta Landscape Photography

Benefitting From Dramatic Sky - Alberta Landscape Photography

When you travel far away from home you can never predict the weather you're going to encounter. Such was the case during our summer trip to Waterton Lakes National Park.