While I am feeling somewhat ready in ways for what Mother Nature has to offer us winter-wise, I don't feel quite ready to let autumn go. I need more of the earthy, orangy, yellowy tones and I was rather certain I could get my fill of that if I headed in a desert direction. Having recently been to The Badlands in Drumheller I was not keen to go back so soon, so drove the easy drive to Dinosaur Provincial Park near Brooks.
the light changed, the colors changed, the landscape changed
a trail leading to landscape of another kind & color
Then I came upon a stairway that lead to yet again colors & landscape of another variety!
After capturing this photo and zooming in to see that it was crisp, I then saw the deer was in the shot.
bubbly clouds & bubbly clay
In one section there was just enough snow to build a snowman.
After building it, I then transported it from the shade to sit on this boulder in the sun.
I am sure it would not last long here.
There were many opportunities along the hike where it was easy to become one with the desert.
some sights along the way that captured my attention
Watch where you sit and place your hands in the desert!
I was very cautious!
I arrived back at the campground and meandered through it and along the river.
a tree perched high on a hoodoo
It was now time to find my way out of here. In this area the trail is not as defined and there are many opportunites to go off and explore. I just had to get up high again and see my surroundings to know what direction I needed to head to get back to where I started hiking a few hours ago.
The route I hiked.