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.