Hola, from the road. I’m currently in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. I love this part of the world, but I don’t enjoy the crowds. I had to come in to the town of Banff today, to check some email, and do some errands. I can’t wait to finish, and get back out into the mountains. The crowds here drive me crazy. The traffic is insane, made worse by a bunch of road construction being undertaken right now. The only thing that makes it tolerable is the fact that the weather has been miserable, so I’m not missing a whole lot of photo opps by being stuck in town. Hopefulyl the weather will clear soon – the forecast says it’s will, so let’s hope for some sunny skies. Of course, I had sunny skies from the time I left Atlanta, GA, until I hit the Rockies, the day before yesterday, in Glacier National Park. The weather was so lame there I headed north the first morning, drove up through Kananaskis Country in the snow, and arrived in Banff yesterday afternoon.
I did find a cool little campsite though – Two Jack Lake campground .. there are 2 campgrounds there, and they’re nice and quiet, at least this early in the season, anyway. I found this Great Gray Owl just outside one of the campgrounds, and managed to take a few photos of him. They’re simply an awesome bird. I was super excited about finding him.
I’ll probably spend a few more days in the Canadian Rocikes, before heading further north to the Yukon and then Alaska. I can’t wait to get to Wrangell St. Elias and do some shooting there. I’m keen to get on with my project.
I better leave it here for now and get outside. Hopefully the weather will break for a nice sunset, and tomorrow morning, sunrise at Moraine Lake.
Oh, I’ll give a shout out to Darwin Wiggett and his awesome book on photographing the Canadian Rockies. A must have for any one who visits this part of the world.