Aurora – May 27th/28th, 2017

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.

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Aurora – April 21/22

I haven’t had much luck this past year in catching aurora, it was either during the work week or any alerts came through on a cloudy/snowy night. So when I checked late friday night I was pretty stoked to see that there was a pretty decent show on. The Lyrids were also peaking through the weekend, I was able to see a couple, but don’t think I caught any on the camera.

Aurora

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Dinosaur Provincial Park

During university I had a pretty sweet gig as a survey assistant for the Alberta Government – I got to drive around to the different heritage sites in Southern Alberta to get visitors to fill out a survey when they left the facility/site. One of the sites I got to visit was Dinosaur Provincial Park. I haven’t been back since, but thought I would take advantage of the long weekend to check it out. The morning was a bit rainy, so I didn’t leave Calgary until 2pm – there was still plenty of daylight left when I got to the park. Important to note that Dinosaur Provincial Park isn’t close to the Royal Tyrell Museum, it’s located closer to Brooks, Alberta.

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Highway 89, Arizona

Following the Antelope Canyon Tour we stopped off at Horseshoe Bend, located just outside of Page, Arizona, before heading towards Flagstaff. The Colorado River cuts a dramatic (horseshoe shaped) meander just off Highway 89. A short 15 minute walk from the parking lot takes you to the lookout point.

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