Abraham Lake During Winter

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.

Rocky shot with the Olympus PEN EPL1 camera, 40-150 mm Zuicko lens.
My Olympus OMD EM10 16 megapixel camera shot in pop art scene.
The Cowboy Trail or highway 22 north of Rocky Mountain House, sunset. OMD EM10 camera, 40-150 mm Zuicko lens.
Smoke in the distance.
Zuicko 15 mm lens.
Lots of people out taking pictures of the lake bubbles.
Mountains shot with the Olympus OMD EM10.

Abraham Lake in January

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.

Road to Saskatchewan Crossing. The road goes south from here. Kootney Plains is over that hill.
The moon was coming out just as I was having some food. I grabbed my Olympus EPL1 camera and took this.
That’s the David Thompson Highway 11.
The frozen bubbles on Abraham Lake, Alberta, Canada.
Me with all my Winter gear heading home.

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!