I am overdue for being out & about while a new day is dawning! The dawnings the past few days have been incredible and I had faith today's would be too! I also found a source that said the Bow River near Cochrane is nothing but a massive ice field. So, you gotta know where I went this morning, Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park where it was a fire and ice show!
The crescent moon was still high in the sky when I arrived.
This time around I aimed for the viewpoint just past the turnoff for Tiger Lily.
From there I watched the show.
The colors were as I hoped they would be.
framing the colors
you can see a trail bottom middle
I was being watched as I was watching!
I reached the bottom of Tiger Lily and as the oranges were turning to pink.
from east to west there was color exploison in both directions
with so much sun of course there were lots of shadows
the ice, the sky, the whispy cloud, oh so dreamy
This chunk of ice created by Mother Nature is like a pillar of strength!
This piece is about two feet tall.
I spent about an hour by the river doing nothing but admiring the ice formations and capturing their beauty. At times I was laying down being one with the ground to capture different perspectives, all the while the two helicopters were flying over top doing their training loops. I wondered if they saw me and if they wondered what the heck I was doing.
I could have spent another hour down by the river. I did not hike a very long stretch of it, the ice was so close, so compacted, piece after piece after piece all right there. I felt so full of fulfillment, my stomach was growling, I was chilled to the bone, it was time to go home. With a few kilometers to go to get back up to my car, I just put her in overdrive and got up there.
today's 11km route