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Embracing winter . . . .

Rick C
February 19th, 2009, 12:09 AM
Abby and Keeper were out in Kananaskis Country on the weekend, climbing Prairie View trail.

Below, Keeper looks out upon Barrier Lake, where we had started out journey. We lunched in this spot, sheltered from wind behind a pine tree.

Below, Abby, actually a little higher up after a steep climb than the picture above, oblivious to the implications of the sheer cliff behind her. The picture points out why this is called Prairie View . . . . if the angle turned 90 degrees right, then Keeper's view of the mountains would emerge.

Abby listens to a haunting forest on a shadowy trail back to the lake

Lots of room to roam along Barrier Lake

Below, a day earlier, Keeper listens to the forbidding forest near her home.

Rick C

February 19th, 2009, 01:17 AM
Gorgeous pics as always :D I'll bet the girls were enjoying the sunshine today :cloud9:

Love the b&w shot I can't quite put my finger on why but it's very compelling

February 19th, 2009, 06:40 AM
Amazing pics Rick your girls and you are so lucky to have that kind of hiking and view.

February 19th, 2009, 07:56 AM
love your pictures rick ..always..

love the black and white one and the haunting forests

February 19th, 2009, 08:29 AM
As usual - wonderful pics Rick!! It looks like those trails you were on were popular hiking trials? They look well trodden. Or is that all you guys? :D The pups look marvelous!

Jim Hall
February 19th, 2009, 10:34 AM
that last shot is incredible

February 19th, 2009, 01:53 PM
Amazing pictures, and the girls look great. I love the one where Abby is listening to the forest.

February 19th, 2009, 02:06 PM
Gorgeous pics as always Rick :cloud9:

February 19th, 2009, 10:10 PM
Beautiful shots :lovestruck:. I love the pic on the lake and especially the b&w of Keeper :cloud9:.

February 19th, 2009, 10:36 PM
Wonderful pictures, Rick! Keeper and Abby are looking good--and seem to be enjoying winter just fine. :D

February 19th, 2009, 10:49 PM
WOW! How tranquil those pictures look. Excellent photos of the scenery and of course we couldn't forget Keeper and Abby--they truly make the scenes :)