I finally went out to Abraham Lake in Alberta, Canada. It has been a few months due to the cold weather. I have bought a used Olympus OMD EM10 camera with 16 megapixels for clarity. I also was having some fun with the Zuicko 15 mm lens, the fish eye picture with the blurry background. I also stopped in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, a few weeks ago and took a picture with my Olympus PEN EPL1 camera with 12.3 megapixels. I was using 40-150 mm Zuicko lens with that picture. When I went out January 26, 2020, there were a few people enjoying the weather and taking pictures of the lake bubbles which are produced by methane at the lake’s bottom.
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Saturday June 1, 2019, in Samson-Maskwacis, Alberta, Canada. Location: the Samson High School Jonas Applegarth Theatre. Contact: Vinnie Saddleback 1-780-360-3384.
I went to Abraham Lake near Nordegg, Alberta, Canada, in January. This is the first time I’ve been there in the Winter. Usually I go in the Summer so this was different. The roads were good but it was cold. There were a few people out at the lake. I have to commend these people for being out here in the middle of nowhere. This is not a place where you want your vehicle to break down.
Abraham lake has these methane bubbles that come up from the bottom The bubbles get frozen one on top of the other which makes it look amazing. I guess you can call them frozen bubbles.
This area where I went to take pictures is near an Indian reservation. The people who live there are called the Kiska Waptan-Wesley First Nation. There is a store and gas station there. It’s a small community but I thought I would mention it here.
Way back in the 1980s, I can’t remember the year, I took a trip from Skookumchuck (yes that’s the name) to Rocky Mountain House, Alberta with two people who are no longer with us. As I started my journey I had to go where I haven’t been in a while. That meant blazing a new trail for myself and going somewhere I haven’t been in a while. The first challenge was leaving Lake Louise in Alberta and making it to the BC border. As usual in mountain traveling it went up very far. Coming down was challenging too. I had to make sure not to gain to much speed because you don’t know how your vehicle is going to handle in these conditions. In BC they have run a way lains for truck drivers who lost control of their vehicles.
Getting to the Radium Hot Springs was not too bad it was coming back that was hard. As I got to Radium the small town reminded me of a Swiss Village. From there I made it to Skookumchuk and talked to a local lady. We knew the same people from that time and she updated me on the people I used to know. So I left Skooks to go Cranbrook. The place I was born. The small city has not changed much and you can still smell the pulp mill in the morning.
Finally I made it back to Alberta. Coming home was more challenging than getting there. You feel good getting home, it’s true whoever said that. It was a great get a way for two days. I packed up, got in my truck and left. I recommend people do that once in a while.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.