With the rush of people every September to see the larches I got to an early start to hike Saddleback Pass (I had done this hike the year before).
In an effort to make it out early to the Saddleback Pass trailhead the next morning I reserved a spot at one of the walk-in sites at the Two Jack Lakeside campground. There had been fire bans for most of the summer, but being late September the bans had been lifted. This is one of my favourite camping spots; the sites have easy access to the lake and there are trail running around the campground, it’s easy access to Banff Townsite (when I’m too lazy to pack food), it’s also smaller than some of the other campgrounds and you don’t have the giant RVs running generators.
The G3 Storm watch went up saturday afternoon, with a good chance of aurora across the entire country! The only downside was that it doesn’t get dark until after 11pm in the spring months, so it was going to be a late night. I headed out early to Lake Minnewanka as it fills up quick with other people hoping to catch of the Northern Lights.
A couple short trips out on Highway 66 for some night shots. Super rainy/cloudy since I’ve been back
A couple photos from the huge Aurora borealis display Mother’s Day (May 7th-8th). Got an alert late saturday night and took off to Lake Minnewanka to view. The roadway was packed with people but the show did not dissapoint. One of the strongest auroras I’ve seen and it went on for hours. Continue reading
This was my third attempt to try to find the methane bubbles. The previous two attempts were unsuccessful as the first time around proved too warm, so the ice was already melting. The second, we had snow covered surface. I also had troubles finding exactly were to pull over to photograph the ice surface. This time I was lucky and was able to finally see them and have a venture out onto the lake. I’ll add some descriptions of where I stopped and will later add a map once I pull the coordinates from my GPS. I drove along Highway 11 from West to East.