Neil (nt) wrote,


Last weekend, I took Lorna on a drive through Kananaskis Country, a circle tour of about 150 miles southwest of Calgary. This was the first time we had been out of the city for almost a year. We had promised our friend Lana that we'd take her on our next day trip, and Lorna also invited another friend, John. We stopped for brunch at the Chuckwagon Cafe in Turner Valley, then got onto Hwy 40, the Kananaskis Trail, which is only accessible about 6 months of the year. It goes through the Rockies, reaching the highest altitude of any paved road in Canada. Very treacherous in winter. We did a little sightseeing, a little geocaching and a lot of talking. A good time was had by all.

Kananaskis scenery

Neil, windblown Lorna and Lana

Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep alongside the road; they often stand on the road licking salt

You can probably guess why they call them bighorn sheep

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