Saturday, February 20, 2010

A Trip to the Mountains

One of the great things about living in the foothills is how close we are to the mountains. If I look out my kitchen or bedroom window, I can see their beautiful snow capped peaks. In fact, the picture in my blog header was taken from my bedroom window.

Yesterday we decided to take a trip to the mountains. We were actually scouting out locations for a Search and Rescue training course but we thought we'd also take the time for a weiner roast as well.

This is the highway that heads past our house to the mountains. Today we're going to see how close we can get to Devil's Head Mountain. It's the one the arrow is pointing at.

Pretty small now but it'll get bigger!

West of town there is some pretty clear evidence of our province's main industries - cattle and natural gas.

Longhorn cattle aren't very common around here but their horns are certainly impressive!

Once we left the highway, the road narrowed considerably...

And then it narrowed some more...

And then it became icy/slushy in places where springs were located close to the road...

(We went around this spot)

Finally, we drove across the river and were treated with a beautiful view of Devil's Head mountain.

We had our weiner roast:

We learned that cowboy boots aren't the best footwear when the snow is deep:

We gained a greater appreciation for indoor plumbing. (No pictures of this thankfully!)

We learned how to use the camera's timer function:

Heading west of town is one of my most favorite thing to do around here. I'd love to see what other's love about the area they live in!


  1. Great pictures! The scenery is just gorgeous.

  2. Fun! But I think you are crazy to roast wieners in the snow! And brrr. I used to wear cowboy boots, and I can bet your toes were cold! Gorgeous pics though!

  3. Very pretty! I am a lover of mountains, and I live close to some of the biggest. I adore them. I even love our active volcanoes, and even on the days they rain ash all over us. :)