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The Wedge & Wedge Pond Below by Leslie van de Ligt

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July 2011

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Wedge Pond is in the Bow Valley Provincial Park This is a shot of the pond with the very popular The Wedge in the background. The Wedge is a popular Scramble and climb.

Canon XSI, Lens Canon 18 – 55 mm
Kananaskis Country, Southern Alberta, Canada

The Wedge

A Popular Scramble and Climb

1,100 m (3,609 ft) gain, mostly easy with a moderate section just above the tree line and a short difficult section on the ridge. The trail starts from the wedge pond parking lot. Either follow the shore counter clock wise until a trail takes off into the trees or follow the cutline south (right) from the gate to find a trail that soon joins the other and heads up the hill. It’s a nice treed walk up 850 m (2,789 ft) to the tree line. Once on the rocks the best route up is to keep to the right, beside the cliffs until you can get on top then it’s an easy walk up to the false summit. From there a ridge walk leads to the true summit. One short section of the ridge is too narrow to walk on so one has to find hand and foot holds and hang on the side of the ridge for 4 m (13 ft) or so. Then the ridge widens again.

Wedge Pond

There are many walking trails and lakes in and around Kananaskis; however Wedge Pond in Bow Valley Provincial Park is probably one of the more beautiful areas and it is worthwhile to take some time walking the trail that surrounds the pond. In addition to Wedge Pond in Bow Valley Provincial Park there are quiet a few other provincial parks as well as other rivers and lakes stocked with fish in and around Kananaskis Country. There is so much to see and do in Kananaskis Country and it is truly a place where you can become one with nature.

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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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  • Istvan froghunter
    Istvan froghunterover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous capture Leslie!

  • Istvan, thank you very much for the wonderful comment and fave. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture the POV…inst fave BTW!!!

  • Larry your comment and fave are so appreciated. Thank you! :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • trish725
    trish725over 3 years ago

  • Trish, Thanks for the Feature, So appreciated. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thanks so very much Audrey for accepting this into the Group! :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroover 3 years ago

    Great image! Congratulations on your feature!

  • Glenn, many thank for your comments. Truly appreciated!! :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • RickDavis
    RickDavisover 3 years ago

    Beautiful wilderness image,,,,love it,,,,Rick

  • Thanks for such a terrific comment Rick. So appreciated !! :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsover 3 years ago

    great capture sis, what a fond memory

  • Thanks Sis ! A fond memory indeed ……….. So much fun with a bunch of really great people :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Jan Siemucha
    Jan Siemuchaover 3 years ago

    Beautiful view, congrats on the feature.

  • Jan thank you for the visit and lovely comments. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 3 years ago

    What a beautiful scene, Leslie! Such a stunning landscape!

  • Mike, Thank you kind Sir for your generous comments. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alover 3 years ago

    God I’d hatre to live in such an ugly part of the world. LOL. You know I was kidding don’t you.
    Canada might be cold but it’s bloody beautiful. A fav Leslie.

  • LOL Yes I knew you were kidding my friend !! I know when you save up those dollars we are going to be able to share these views with you guys first hand. Thank you for the Fave :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

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