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Philip Kuntz / 93 items

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I posted a pic yesterday of some of the ramparts that stretch out on the edges of massive Mt. Wilson. Thought I'd provide a wider view to better show how huge and formidable this mountain is. Seen from the David Thompson Highway as I near Banff's Saskatchewan Crossing.

Mount Wilson honors Tom Wilson (1859–1933) who was an early explorer in the Canadian Rockies. An early traveller wrote, "I don't like Mount Wilson. I once travelled around its base for two days and it seemed as though I should never get away from it."

Mountains and their ecosystems are my primary fascination and subject. My Cathedrals. I'm blessed to live where I do with some of the finest peaks in the world within a days drive.

Thanks for taking a peak peek!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Tags:   Mt. Wilson Cline Range Canadian Rockies North Saskatchewan River David Thompson Highway scenic highways Alberta

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Towering 802 feet over the shoreline, the Cape Perpetua Headland is the highest viewpoint accessible by car on the Oregon Coast. On clear days, views extend 37 miles out to sea, and along 70 miles of coastline from Cape Foulweather to Cape Arago. Cape Perpetua has everything the Oregon Coast is famous for, craggy cliffs, exceptional water features, tidal pools full of life, whale watching and rainforests right to the edge of the coast. A pretty special place.

Thanks for taking a look!

Enjoy a wonderful Wednesday!

Tags:   Cape Perpetua Pacific Coast Scenic Highway Highway 101 Central Oregon Coast Oregon Coast whale watching Scenic Views Yachats Oregon

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Wish that was me in my camper driving toward this iconic Kananaskis peak. Someday.

Mount Kidd has two summits, a north and south peak, each with scramble routes. The more massive north peak is the true summit at 2,958 metres (9,705 ft), whereas the lesser south peak rises to 2,895 metres (9,498 ft). Mount Kidd is in the Spray Valley Provincial Park in the Kananaskis.

That crease in the south peak is called The Fold, caused by the geological upthrust when the range was formed.

Thanks for taking a peak!
Have a wonderful Friday and weekend!

Tags:   Mt. Kidd Mt. Kidd South Peak Mt. Kidd North Peak geology geological fold Bighorn Highway Spray Valley Provincial Park Kananaskis Alberta Canada

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A typical view seen near the top of Beartooth Pass. The flat plateaus, alpine cirques, U-shaped valleys and lakes of the Beartooths were sculpted by glaciers. Truly a remarkable and fascinating geological wonder.

A trip over the Beartooth Pass is not only a soaring adventure via car, it is a trip back in time to some of the earliest glimpses of Earth history. This is history you can stand on, with some of the oldest rocks on Earth, uplifted to their present height by tectonic forces and Yellowstone’s thermal buoyancy, and finally artistically shaped by persistent weathering and glacial erosion.

Thanks for taking a look. Always appreciated!

Have a wonderful Friday and weekend!


Tags:   geology Beartooth Pass Beartooth Mountains glaciers weather erosion all american road Wyoming Montana

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The view looking south as one climbs Beartooth Pass. The Beartooth Highway climbs to 10,350 feet in Montana and 10,947 in Wyoming—the highest highway elevation in both states. The Absaroka mountain range is in the distance.

"The Beartooth Highway was opened on June 14, 1936. Heralded as one of the most scenic drives in the United States, the Beartooth Highway, a National Scenic Byways All-American Road, features breathtaking views of the Absaroka and Beartooth Mountains, and open high alpine plateaus dotted with countless glacial lakes, forested valleys, waterfalls and wildlife."
dangerousroads.org

Hard to believe December is here already. Another year passing fast. Have a wonderful week.

Tags:   Beartooth Pass Beartooth Highway Absaroka Mountains Beartooth mountains scenic highways National Scenic Byways All-American Road Wyoming


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