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Too high . . . . . then a blizzard

Rick C
June 7th, 2009, 07:06 PM
After it snowed in southwestern Alberta yesterday we were not surprised to be wading through snow up on Moose Mountain today . . . . . but maybe surprised when a blizzard enveloped us and kept on coming for the full two hour walk back off the mountain.

Below, Abby and Keeper are pondering which way they are going to vote on whether to continue or descend as the weather starts to close in . . . . . . it was in this spot that filming for Brokeback Mountain took place, by the way. Abby eventually lost by a 2-1 count over her wishes to continue upwards.

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But Abby didn't take it personally as she rockets down the mountain, the flash on the camera illuminating the flying snow.

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Below, earlier, on the ascent, Abby and Keeper scout the terrain. The peak second from the right has a fire watch station on it. We turned around on the peak furthest to the right. In the valley below is a road that goes into a gas drilling rig and the Ing Ice Caves, a popular spot to mountain bike into.

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Wading through the snow made incongruous by the green valley's beyond. We eventually returned home, soaking wet, pretty muddy and laid out in the warm sun on the deck. Snow is even a little strange for this place this late in the season.

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Rick C
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TeriM
June 8th, 2009, 03:00 AM
by the way. Abby eventually lost by a 2-1 count over her wishes to continue upwards.

We eventually returned home, soaking wet, pretty muddy and laid out in the warm sun on the deck. Snow is even a little strange for this place this late in the season.


Sounds like Abby isn't the sensible one of the group :laughing:. What crazy weather :eek:. At least the dogs don't get hot while hiking :thumbs up.

Great pics :lovestruck:.

growler~GateKeeper
June 8th, 2009, 04:42 AM
Great pics love the shot of Abby racing down such joy on her face :lovestruck: w/the flash lit snow very cool :cool:

That's a great last shot of the girls waiting for you :lovestruck: :lovestruck:

Love4himies
June 8th, 2009, 06:59 AM
Your pups are so lucky to have you, Rick. Thank you posting your pics, makes me feel like I am home again.

hazelrunpack
June 8th, 2009, 12:25 PM
Blizzards in June! :eek: The girls sure seem to be enjoying it! :D

Mat&Murph
June 8th, 2009, 02:56 PM
Just beautiful Rick!!! I can't believe the snow you guys are haveing!!!! I thought it was chilly here! :)

BenMax
June 8th, 2009, 03:12 PM
Snow??? Are you kidding me?

As usual - your pictures are amazing. So glad to see more.