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Rick C January 9th, 2010 08:14 PM

A walk up to Mt. Black Prince Cirque and other things
Abby and Keeper took a walk around Mt. Black Prince Cirque in Kananaskis Country, Alberta today . . . . .

Below, stopping to do some sniffing . . . .


Below, this is what Abby saw . . . . the sun at this time of year isn't high enough, I think, to come into this place. Followers of Abby and Keeper's adventures might remember a trip here in August where the snows of winter were still hanging on.


Below, on the descent, Keeper turns for a look-see, drawing Abby back.


Later in the day, back home, Abby patrols her fenceline in some nicely warm weather. The cold snap which broke yesterday, after starting sub-zero on Dec. 19, was apparently the longest since 1996, before Abby was born.


And later, later, in the warmth of a waning afternoon, Abby and Keeper sleep of the remnants of the day.


Below, the previous weekend, a blustery end to a walk along Stoney Trail, near Nakiska in K-Country.


Below, the weekend, weekend before, before that . . . . some ridge walking in our favourite, deserted place, Abby leading, Keeper picking up the trail.


Below, climbing, climbing . . . . . Abby and I walked up the opposite mountain last Fall.


Below, Keeper tilts her head to listen at a strange sound . . . . . . lots of ridge walking far off into the distance.


Below, Abby ignores the prairie in the distance . . . .


Below, Christmas Day, walking a road closed for the winter west of Turner Valley.


Hope everyone had a great holiday season.

Rick C

hazelrunpack January 9th, 2010 09:09 PM

Great pics once again, Rick! I love that napping on the deck shot!

Nice to hear you're expecting a warm-up, too--I believe some of that may be coming our way soon! :fingerscr

edwina January 10th, 2010 05:41 PM

Great pics as usual. :thumbs up
But it looks very cold with all that snow. :eek: We need a shivering smiley. :D

Love4himies January 10th, 2010 05:59 PM

Oh my goodness, how beautiful are those pics, Ric :lovestruck:

growler~GateKeeper January 11th, 2010 02:08 AM

Gorgeous pics & pups as always Rick :thumbs up Your shots are so crisp I can imagine myself standing right there :cloud9: I expect it but still am always amazed at the amount of detail & depth in your pics.

Should I ever have occasion to be in AB I want to go for a K-country walk w/you, Abby & Keeper :cloud9:

rainbow January 12th, 2010 02:08 AM

Beautiful pics again, Rick. :thumbs up

I love the one of sleepy Abby & Keeper on the deck. :cloud9:

Luvmypitgirls January 12th, 2010 02:36 PM

Rick, stunning pics, as usual!

I bet Vancover is wishing they had our snow for the up coming olympics!

TeriM January 13th, 2010 01:44 AM

Simply gorgeous pics :cloud9:.

Love that one of Abby & Keeper on the deck enjoying winter sunshine :lovestruck:.

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