Vermillion's View by Leslie van de Ligt

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.

I am an amateur photographer from Sherwood Park, Alberta Canada.
Love scenery, wildlife and anything that catches my eye as being unique. Have a Canon Rebel XSI with a 100mm – 400mm Lens that allows me to get some wonderful captures!

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  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thanks very much Audrey. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenover 3 years ago

    Lovely capture Leslie…….looks terrific !

  • Many thanks Sean. Appreciate you stopping In. Hugs :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Michaela1991
    Michaela1991over 3 years ago

  • Thank you very much Michaela. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alover 3 years ago

    Another shot from God’s country. A fav Leslie.

  • Oh thanks so very much Al and for the Fave as well. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Jan Siemucha
    Jan Siemuchaover 3 years ago

    Great capture, congrats on your feature.

  • Thank you for the lovely comment Jan. So appreciated. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroover 3 years ago

    Wonderful shot! Congrats on the feature!

  • Glenn thank you for stopping in and leaving the wonderful comment. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaover 3 years ago

    Fantastic image dear Leslie. Simply gorgeous. Hugs, Teresa

  • May thanks Teresa for stopping in giving such a truly lovely comment. I so appreciate it. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Chelei
    Cheleiover 3 years ago

    Excellent work! Congratulations on your Feature in the Just Fun Group!
    Don’t forget to put this into the Best of the Features Challenge for July!

  • How exciting to receive this fantastic feature Chelei ! Thank you very much !! :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Cynthia Broomfield
    Cynthia Broomf...over 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture,

  • Cynthia thank you for your great comment and amazing GIF!!! I LOVE IT!! What a special touch !!! :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • trish725
    trish725over 3 years ago

  • WOW! Thank you Trish for this Amazing Feature. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

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