Labor Day trip to Kananaskis

September 06, 2010  •  Leave a Comment
Hello everyone!

Again, it had been far too long since I last went out on a photo drive/trip, so since it wasn't raining I figured I'd head out to Kananaskis for some specific water shots at my favorite waterfalls. The first stop was O'Shaunnessey falls. This is a roadside waterfall, with a pullout area on Highway 40 in Kananaskis, yet surprisingly doesn't get a lot of traffic except for photographers. While there I met Jim and his wife Sheena. Their photos are amazing and Jim even teaches at SAIT! After a short stay there, my next stop is an un-named falls towards upper Kananaskis lake. It's about 50feet below a bikepath, but there's a well travelled trail to the top of it. I don't think many people know about it and even travel down to it, but it provides some very good water shots.

After that waterfall, I travelled towards the top of the Highwood Pass, the lush green grass and trees started turning white with snow. about 15 minutes before the summit, there was a few inches of snow on the side of the highway. Surprisingly far more snow at this time of year, than there has been in the past. At the summit in parts there was a foot of snow!!! Amazing for early September, but I guess it's been colder and turned the rain into snow.

From there, I continued my total of 365km, and 5 hours on the road, through to Longview, across from Black Diamond up Highway 2 back home. All in all, a great day trip, although disappointingly only a few mountain goats were seen for wildlife. A nice Grizzly or Black bear would have made the day!!! :)

Pictures up in the next hour or so: www.flickr.com/photos/nyphotosca

Cheers!

Neil

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