Rocky Mountains in Alberta

I had to deliver a message to a native band in camp. Camp is located near the Rocky Mountains in Alberta, Canada; central Alberta to be more precise. The message was accepted on good terms by the local Elder and I listened to him for a while. He served us coffee and we allowed to smoke cigarettes in his log cabin. The knowledge he shared made me really think about the world we live in today.

The road up was covered in ice. We went up the Elk River road again and the oilfield and forestry trucks weight made it a ice rink. We had to go slow all the way. I never lost it driving so that’s good. It was stressful from the start but I had to stay focused on the objective. The weather was cold because we were in the mountains. I had some lunch, cigarettes and hot coffee so I was good.

Me and my second driver made it back to the rez late in the evening and I tell you I was glad to be home. Here are some pictures. The trip was made in November 2017. About two weeks ago from today.

Elk River Road

I went down the Elk River Road for the first time yesterday near the Rocky Mountains in Alberta, Canada. The destination was Camp down Cardinal River road. Me and my second driver made it and visited for a bit and did some business. I saw a storm coming when I was in Camp so I know we had to go soon. As we were leaving I stopped by my nephews playing road hockey. The one boy said that was snow coming so I said we had to go now. It started with rain and soon turned to snow. By the time we were at the Cardinal River turn the snow turned into a blizzard. The road going down the Elk River road was terrible. So we drove real slow and after I saw some deer running across the road I felt better. Once we passed the Elk River campground we were almost down. Finally, we made it to the pavement and took a break. That’s when I took pictures of my truck. We made it home and I am going to remember this trip for a long time. It was good going up but coming down was a nightmare. That’s the way October is in Alberta. Always be careful driving when in the Rocky Mountains and remain calm. I do not have a 4×4 truck but it’s recommended you do. I have rain and snow tires so that helped immensely.

Forest Trunk Road Near Nordegg, Alberta, Canada

There’s this road this is very remote in the Rocky Mountains. It’s called the Forest Trunk road and it runs north and south from the David Thompson Highway 11 in Alberta, west of Rocky Mountain House. I went by myself as usual because none of my friends like this kind of discovery. This area is very good for hunting because I saw some deer when I went in. This was the first time down this road and I was actually going to go to the Ram River Falls which is 60Kilometers or 45 miles down this road. If you go on the north Trunk Road you can go to Camp where some of the Plains Cree Indian people live. If you travel to remote areas always have a good reliable truck. Not a car! A truck or SUV. Beware of animals and make sure you know how to camp outside if your vehicle breaks down. Have protection, I have my compound bow and arrow that I pack with me all the time on these excursions.

Crescent Falls

There’s this area near Nordegg, Alberta, Canada, called Crescent Falls. This video is from valley that’s near the falls. This valley is before the falls. I did make it to Crescent falls and I will post some pictures later. I was to afraid to go up to the rail!

My Trip to Camp/Mountain Cree Camp

I visited an old place where I lived when I was a boy. This camp is located along the Rocky Mountains in Alberta, Canada. It is home to the Plains Cree Indians from Maskwacis. I went up there in August 2017 and it is very remote. The road going up to camp is up a mountain. You need good vehicle although I seen a young lady take up a small Chevrolet car up there and I was amazed it made it. The last time I was up here was about 30 years ago. I plan to go up again in October for a ceremony. I will post more pictures from camp when I go. Enjoy!

Naima

Naiama is from Edmonton and I took these pictures a few years ago.

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Rocky Mountains III

I made a video with my Asus Laser cell phone (13 megapixels). This was mid May 2017. I am out near the Kootney Plains area past Nordegg, Alberta, Canada.

Rocky Mountains

I take off from home and go here once in a while. I took these with my Asus Laser cell phone 13 megapixels.

David Thompson Highway 11: Rocky Mountains

I was in the Rocky Mountains out west of Rocky Mountain House in Alberta, Canada. I live about 5 hours away from the mountains. You need a good vehicle to get out there. It was a nice day. I don’t usually do selfies but I did on this one. I also took some pictures with my Olympus E-3 DSLR.

This is what I do when I have time off. I did this in one day but I had to leave at about 7 am from my place.

Graphic Designing A Poster

I finished the pow wow poster 2017 for the nation. Yes, that’s what we call it, “the nation.” I work for a Canadian Indian-Treaty band…for now. The pow wow is a big event around here. With graphic designing you have to work with others and that can be demanding especially if your used to working by yourself. The software I use is Adobe CS6 InDesign for this poster anyway.