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.

Canada Day Job

I set up a PA system in Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada, on July 1st, 2018. I had to be there early and set up before the dancers and singers got there. All went well on set up and testing and then the pow wow started. The dancer is what we call a “Chicken Dancer.” He imitates the prairie chicken if you have ever seen those birds in the wild.

I also took these pictures with my Olympus E-3 10.2 megapixels.

Left: Early morning set up.

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.