Mount Yamnuska


On the next day of our friend’s visit, we took them to Banff National Park,
but on our way there we saw a beautiful sunrise at Yamnuska, Alberta, Canada
If you look carefully you can see a rainbow as well.
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30 September 2010 9 Degrees Celsius.
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The Fall colors were stunning
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Yamnuska Vicinity, Alberta, Canada
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30 September 2010
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Yamnuska
Vicinity, Alberta, Canada
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30 September 2010
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Yamnuska trailhead, Alberta, Canada
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30 September 2010
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*Please note that “Yamnuska” is an unofficial name as the mountain was officially named Mount Laurie(Îyâmnathka) in 1961. The term in brackets is the native name for the mountain which translates as “wall of stone”. This duplicate entry in the database has been entered because the name remains in common usage.

Located on the north side of the Bow River, Mount Laurie is the most easterly mountain in the valley and features a very steep, often vertical and overhanging south cliff 360 metres in height and almost two kilometres in width. Geologically, the mountain is noteworthy because of the clear view of the McConnell Thrust Fault (see Mount McConnell) that has forced 600 million year old Paleozoic limestone over 100 million year old Mesozoic rocks. The harder limestone forms the cliff and the softer shales of the Mesozoic form the lower layers.

Generally sound rock combined with easy access from Calgary and a southern exposure which makes it climbable when most other mountains are not in condition has made the mountain very popular with serious, technical climbers. The rock climbing history on Mount Laurie began in the 1950’s when guides Hans Gmoser and Leo Grillmair arrived from Europe and put up the “Grillmair Chimney” route. There are now over one hundred recognized routes on the cliff face. – Peakfinder.com

Related

We then visited:

Lake Louise Railway Station

Lake Louise

Moraine Lake

Castle Mountain

We saw Deer in Fall

Banff Town

Old Spaghetti Factory

Lake Minnewanka

See separate posts for each.

Yamnuska Ridge

Kananaskis Country

Rocky Mountains

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4 comments

  1. One of my passions is prairie skies. If I hadn’t experienced ones similar to the spectacular one with the rainbow, I would thinks someone was playing with the equipment. Stunning.

    I sat beside Naomi on Safari, drinking in the African sky, loving another version of the drama of nature.

    Love your photography.

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    • We took a few more photos, but unfortunately our settings were wrong, this one was the closest to what we experienced.

      One of the best sunsets we have seen in our life was in Salmon Point, on Vancouver Island.

      The photo is here: http://tinyurl.com/27kylrr

      The Safari have been an experience of a lifetime.

      Thank you very much 😉

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  2. Mesmerising pics as usual, Tok.

    ps: I have a post of yours in my email inbox titled ‘Graphics’ but when I click on it it’s not there?

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    • Thank you Cindy, I’m glad you liked them.

      Yes, I am sorry, I changed the post to Cobbles, I tried a different background for my blog, but it didn’t work well.
      https://tokelosheblog.wordpress.com/2005/08/09/graphics/

      I’m also still trying to get more photos into the slide-show and the only way is to publish them.

      I would appreciate your feedback on my blog’s background, colors, slide-show banner at the top, etc.

      Unfortunately I can’t change the colors of the text.

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