Last night I felt asleep just as the sunset and woke this morning just before sunrise. I knew that would be the case after all of yesterday's mountain air. It seems my best sleeps are out in this environment. While having my morning coffee, I listened to the birds chip and that was about all there was to hear.
I already knew what the plan for this day would be. I wanted to stay local, no driving. With the trail head for the Lookout a 3 minute walk from my site, I would pay that place a repeat visit. After breakfast, clearing up, cleaning up and then packing up, I aimed for the trail. I made quick time through the trees to where the views began.
After getting my destination shot, it was time to just enjoy the peace and quiet. This is looking back at the trail I just exited from. I could hear soft voices which were coming from the Kananaskis Fire Lookout.
I approached the Lookout property to admire how it was decorated. Just how pretty is this. The attendants placed potted plants around their home. I could see the couple sitting on their lanai.
There was a slight breeze, just enough for the Canadian Flag to wave proudly.
The Lookout gentleman extended a greeting to come through the gate for a visit. I graciously accepted. He even invited me to their upper deck to admire the far off view. There you have Upper Kananaskis Lake . He explained that at the moment the fire rating is low but if the heat wave continues, the rating could go high at any moment. I was thankful to have this view this morning!
Before sitting for a snack, I take my camera to the public outhouse because I knew it was photogenic. This is the sign on the inside just below the window with a view.
on the inside wall at the back
framed pictures and a coat hanger on another wall
After snack time, I packed up and aimed for home, well I mean to my campsite. I met many folks on their way up. I was glad to have gone early, to beat the heat, to receive the invitation to the upper deck and to have the morning peacefulness.
Back at camp, I enjoyed a later lunch, a beer and then a nap.
The nap turned out being long in my red lounge chair.
When I woke, I slowly came too....
....and before I knew it, dinner time rolled around, then campfire time.
experimenting with colour focus
The fire dwindled and so did I.