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Philip Kuntz / 287 items

N 167 B 1.9K C 46 E Jun 23, 2014 F Aug 14, 2019
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First light hits the peaks of the Sawtooth's Mt. McGown rising above Stanley Lake. Morning magic.

Thanks for taking a peak peek. Much appreciated.

Tags:   sunrise dawn daybreak morning first light Mt. McGown Stanley Lake Sawtooths Stanley Idaho single exposure

N 199 B 2.2K C 43 E Oct 4, 2016 F Aug 6, 2019
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One of the most photographed mountains in the Canadian Rockies, Mt. Athabasca soars above the busy Icefields Tourist Centre and dominates many sightlines around the Athabasca Glacier. With a peak elevation of 3,497m (11473 ft) Athabasca has the distinction of being the 12th tallest mountain in Alberta, and among a group of 52 giants, known as the “11,000 footers”, that are the highest in the Canadian Rockies.

A different perspective of them in comments.

Thanks for taking a peak!

Tags:   Hilda Peak Mt. Athabasca 11000 footers Canadian Rockies Icefields Parkway Banff Alberta Canada

N 180 B 2.5K C 44 E Oct 4, 2016 F Jul 12, 2019
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I believe that is Mt. Edith Cavell (please correct me if not so) rising prominently above the Athabasca River as viewed from Kerskelin Goat Lick on the Icefields Parkway. For mountain lovers in north america it is hard to top this scenic drive between Lake Louise and Jasper.

Your comments, faves and suggestions are appreciated!

Happy Friday!

Tags:   Athabasca River river glacial waters Mt. Edith Cavell Canadian Rockies Icefields Parkway Jasper Jasper National Park Alberta Canada

N 152 B 2.5K C 30 E Oct 9, 2017 F Jun 18, 2019
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A compressed shot of Mt. Elpoca, one of the most rugged and rough peaks I've seen. Fascinating geology.

Elpoca Mountain is a 3,036-metre (9,961-foot) mountain summit located at the southern end of the Opal Range in Kananaskis Country, Alberta.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Tags:   Mt. Elpoca Opal range Highwood Summit peaks mountains Kananaskis Country Canmore Alberta

N 176 B 2.8K C 38 E Oct 14, 2017 F Jun 5, 2019
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Just a few of the many impressive peaks of the Rockies of Canada seen near Spray Lake in Kananaskis Country.

"The Canadian Rockies are quite different in appearance and geology from the American Rockies to the south of them. The Canadian Rockies are composed of layered sedimentary rock such as limestone and shale, whereas the American Rockies are made mostly of metamorphic and igneous rock such as gneiss and granite.

The Canadian Rockies are overall more jagged than the American Rockies because the Canadian Rockies have been more heavily glaciated, resulting in sharply pointed mountains separated by wide, U-shaped valleys gouged by glaciers, whereas the American Rockies are overall more rounded, with river-carved V-shaped valleys between them. The Canadian Rockies are cooler and wetter, giving them moister soil, bigger rivers, and more glaciers. The tree line is much lower in the Canadian Rockies than in the American Rockies."
Wikipedia

Agreed, peaks are more magnificent up north. John Muir said it so well, as they do "call me." Can't wait to return.

Your views, comments and faves are always appreciated!


Tags:   Canadian Rockies peaks mountains Rocky Mountains Spray Valley Kananaskis Canmore Alberta Canada


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