Jasper to Canmore

May 06, 2018  •  6 Comments

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After walking around Jasper and having lunch we made our way back to Canmore.  On the way back we stopped off to see some waterfalls.

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Another interesting  stop along  the highway.

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Living in Toronto, I really miss the mountains that I grew up with in British Columbia.  

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This was one of the stops where we just pulled off on the side of the road as it wasn't an actual viewing point.  

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We were lucky enough to see a group of Bighorn sheep.  They were just walking across the highway.  Obviously, these  sheep are named for their large horns.

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Their horns can weigh up to 14 kg(30 lb), while the sheep themselves weigh up to 140 kg (300 pounds).

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The sheep originally crossed  to North America over the Bering land bridge from Siberia.  The population in  North America peaked in the millions, and the bighorn sheep became part of he mythology of Native Americans.  By 1900, the population had decreased to several thousand, due to diseases introduced through European livestock and overhunting.

 

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After this last stop we headed back to Banff for dinner and then to Canmore. 

 


Comments

Linda(non-registered)
Just beautiful Marsha! Makes me wish I was there.
Bill(non-registered)
I can look at an infinite number of mountain pics and find something new in each. These are well done
Bill
Maureen(non-registered)
You bring back some great memories of my time in Alberta. I never saw any Big Horn Sheep on any of my drives through the mountains. The shots are amazing and really capture the beauty of the area.
Jane Jamison(non-registered)
Beautiful scenery. Loved the close-up of the bighorn!
Lynn Muller(non-registered)
Spectacular shots! Love the bighorn sheep. You were so fortunate to be able to get such close up shots of them. Well done.
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