Kananaskis

I took an afternoon drive out to the Highway 40 side of Kananaskis Country, taking a bit of a scenic route through the farmland west of the city. My goal had been to do some fishing at Buller pond (hoping to repeat the success I had there one night last summer). But it didn’t take long for me to realize that it hadn’t yet been stocked, and it was very unlikely that there were any fish in it (and the weather was kind of awful). On the way back I had a run-in  with a couple of moose and was able to sit and watch them for a long while.

Scenic mountain pond, Kananaskis Country Alberta, Canada

Scenic mountain pond, Kananaskis Country Alberta, Canada

Wild North American Moose, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild North American Moose, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild North American Moose, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Wild North American Moose, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Gray Jay perched on a pine tree

Gray Jay perched on a pine tree

Pasture farmland in the foothills of Alberta Canada

Pasture farmland in the foothills of Alberta Canada

Tree Swallow perched on a barbed wire fence over a prairie pond

Tree Swallow perched on a barbed wire fence over a prairie pond

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Kananaskis

After hibernating through the first few weeks of the year cabin fever finally got the better of me, so I got up early and headed out towards Spray Lakes in Kananaskis Country to see what I could find.

All I can say is I didn’t find much at all. It was pretty much a whiteout as I headed up the hill from Canmore and along the side of the lake. As far a wildlife goes the one and only highlight was a squirrel sitting on its pile of pine cone debris. Once I hit highway 40 the snow had stopped, and the sky clearing slightly, but it was still painfully cold and windy so the few times I did stop it was short lived and not very productive.

 

Winter in the Mountains

Snow falling over Spray Lakes

Winter in the Mountains

Winter storm

Winter Squirrel

Squirrel at the dinner table

Winter in the Mountains

Mount Lorette Pond in winter

Mountain Waterfall

Waterfall on the side of Highway 40

Mountain Waterfall

Waterfall in winter

Winter in the Mountains

Mount Lorette Pond

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