Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Is It Time For A Vacation Yet?

[1-Kinney Lake]

This photo is of Kinney Lake in Mt Robson Provincial Park in British Columbia taken near the Berg Lake Trail at approximately the 7 km mark. The upper portion of the Berg Lake Trail is the Snowbird Pass Trail, a place I would dearly love to go to but am currently unfit for such an undertaking.

Now that mid-February has arrived it is time to start thinking of locations for summer vacations, and my thoughts immediately transcend to the Rockies...of where I might like to go for a week or two.

[2-Mt. Norquay and Bow River]

Of course, there is always the town of Banff nestled just inside the Rocky Mountains with many local sights to visit with mimimal exercise required. An easier hike is the trail up to what used to be the old fire tower on Tunnel Mountain.

Contemplation is half the fun.

Photo Credits: [1]-Alaskan Dude CC=flickr; [2]-Satoru Kikuchi CC=flickr. Click to enlarge.


David Cranmer said...

That is one heck of a marvelous reflection in the first photo.

Ruahines said...

Kia ora Barbara,
Right now, contemplation is my ONLY fun in regards to the mountains, so it always thrilling to come here and see the view and just imagine. Kia kaha.

Leah J. Utas said...

Mountains are always a good vacation spot. If you find yourself out this way please look me up.

Teresa said...

Thanks for the pictures, Barbara. They really brightened my day!

Reb said...

I'm not sure when you were there last, but Jasper is much less crowded than Banff these days :) Too many tourists in Banff. Lovely photos.

Steve Malley said...

I'm WAAAAYYYYYY overdue for a vacation... one day, I hope!

Anonymous said...

I agree that contemplation is half the fun Barbara, and to actually see places that you've researched or longed to see is just the best!Thank you for your interesting posts.

Barbara Martin said...

David, reflections always seem to make the landscape look larger.

Robb, I find just looking at the photos helps me to transcend time and space and I could be there when the photo was taken.

Leah, thanks for the invite. I've only been to Rocky Mountain House once, when I went to James River Bridge to look at a 2 year old Arabian stud colt.

Barbara Martin said...

Teresa, you're quite welcome. Soon I will be posting a hike up to the Plains of Six Glaciers.

Reb, I probably wouldn't stay in Banff, but head up to Lake Louise or the motel up near the Athabasca Falls.

Steve, I'm tucking my pennies away into an INV (I Need a Vacation) Fund, and when the amount is there off I'll go.

Pam, I have been to all these places except for the Snowbird Pass Trail, at one time or another.

L.A. Mitchell said...

Oh, wow...look at all that not-snow :) I'm pretty much ready for spring.

Best, Barbara

Lana Gramlich said...

Kudos to Alaskan Dude for the stunning photo!

Kichu $ Chinnu | കിച്ചു $ ചിന്നു said...

loved the first photo !! breathtaking !!!simply superb !!