Vermillion's View

Leslie van de Ligt

Sherwood Park, Canada

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July 9, 2011


July 9, 2011


July 9, 2011


July 9, 2011
Taken from one of the three lakes at Vermillion Lakes just west of the town of Canmore, Alberta. Though hampered by smoke from northern forest fires I was able to catch this shot of Mount Rundle from a more sheltered area of the lake.Vacationing in this area is such a pleasure with such breathtaking views and scenery to be seen every where you look
Canon XSI, Lens Canon 100 – 400 mm
West of Canmore, Alberta, Canada

Mount Rundle
Mount Rundle is a mountain in Banff National Park overlooking the towns of Banff and Canmore, Alberta. The mountain was named by John Palliser in 1858 after Reverend Robert Rundle, who had visited the Banff area during the 1840s.1
Mount Rundle is formed of outcrops of massive limestones of the Rundle Group, which was named for the mountain and defined here in 1953 by R.J.W. Douglas.3
Mt. Rundle is one of the most popular scrambles in the area, and is relatively straightforward for experienced hikers. However, one must be careful not to follow the huge watercourse encountered about halfway up, even though a well-worn path coaxes the hiker up. There is no scrambling route along this route, as the cliffs get higher and more vertical. The real route crosses the watercourse and then immediately turns left (watch for markings). As one passes the treeline, the hiker ventures onto a feature called the “Dragon’s back”, where the route narrows between two steep gullies. The only real obstacle at this point is perseverance at the tread-mill like scree which slows progress to a two steps forward, one step back pattern.
Mt. Rundle could actually be considered a small mountain range as the mountain extends for over 12 kilometres (7.5 mi), with many high points along the way, ending at Whiteman’s Gap above the town of Canmore.

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