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Fall Colors and Mount Yamnuska by JamesA1

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Mount Yamnuska. Canon 7D @ 15mm, f16.
While it is officially named Mount John Laurie, also known as Mount Laurie, it is best known now by the native name Mount Yamnuska, or simply Yamnuski which translates to “wall of stone”. Yamnuska has an elevation of 2,240 m (7,349 ft) and is made of shale and limestone from the Paleozoic Era.
John Laurie was a founder of the Indian Association of Alberta.
Mount John Laurie is the first mountain on the north side of the Bow River valley (Bow Valley) as it exits the mountains for the foothills and prairie of Alberta. Located close to Calgary, it is a popular “great scramble”. It is also a popular rock climbing destination, with over 100 routes of all difficulty levels spread out across its face.
Mount John Laurie is the result of the McConnell Thrust Fault, which put the resistive, cliff forming Cambrian carbonate rock of the Eldon Formation on top of the much younger and weaker Cretaceous aged, clastic Belly River Formation. The fault, which sits at the base of the cliff face, represents an age difference of around 450 million years. Mount John Laurier (Yamnuska), Kananaskis Country, Alberta,Canada


  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 2 years ago


  • Thanks Lorilee…it was a wonderful site to see!

    – JamesA1

  • labaker
    labakerabout 2 years ago


  • Thanks Larry…rocky mountains never fail to impress :)

    – JamesA1

  • Donna19
    Donna19about 2 years ago

    Love this image

  • Thanks Donna!

    – JamesA1

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...about 2 years ago


  • Thanks for feature Vicki!

    – JamesA1

  • Yukondick
    Yukondickabout 2 years ago

    Great shot of a great spot. I was taken there by Richard Berry for dawn shooting. You have captred it nicely with great Fall colour

  • Thanks YukonDick… appreciate the comment! I have driven by this spot many times and always wanted to stop and take some images., the fall colors really stood out and had to stop this time!

    – JamesA1

  • BGSPhoto
    BGSPhotoabout 2 years ago

    James, Beautiful composition.

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