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Sharkfin Peak, N Outlier, British Columbia

Here's a view of some of the scenery we were able to ski in this area. Our day consisted of crossing these flats to look at more scenery up the ravine to the left, dropping down behind the trees for some powder turns, and skinning back up for a lunch spot at the foot of the mountain.
If you view large and look carefully, you will see our faint tracks from earlier in the day at the back of the flats.

for #mountainmonday +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell
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Brúarfoss, Iceland

In celebration of Earth Day, here's one of Earth's many beautiful spots, well worth a visit if you have a chance to get to Iceland.
Happy Earth Day everyone!

#earthday #earthday2018
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Last night's aurora looking NE from the far SW corner of Alberta is one of the nicest we've seen, with violets stacked on top of the greens. To see what it looks like directly below the most intense green part, check out my friend +Rob Patterson's profile. He was 1100 km NE of here last night in the direction I'm looking, and has posted 6 spectacular aurora photos.
Here's looking at you Rob!
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Yesterday's lunch spot at Waterton Lakes National Park, complete with a portable bench.
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Here's yours truly at the summit of Ptarmigan Plateau in the Canadian Rockies, on a day with some snow showers and reduced visibility. It was still great skiing!
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Ptarmigan Plateau
The night view showing the NE edge of Sharkfin Peak was nicely dressed up by a red and green Aurora. A night ski up to the plateau to get a better look at this would have been nice, but there was no moon so we used the cold, dark, and windy excuse for not venturing further. The lights backlighting the slope in front of us, and our ski track, come from the windows of Talus Lodge.

for #mountainmonday +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell

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BigFoot or Bear?
Here's a 3rd view of those tracks beside my ski boot for scale. Now its clear to me its a medium to large sized Grizzly Bear, since I've now seen both the fur from the two-tone coat the mature adults have, and have also seen the long claw tracks their digging claws make in a few of the footprints that weren't too smeared.
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BigFoot, or Bear?
Here's another view of those interesting tracks I saw skiing near Waterton. This time there's a little more evidence of who left them, with some brown and blonde hair left on the fence.
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Ptarmigan Plateau, and the NE3 Outlier of Sharkfin Peak

Its always a good idea to look back occasionally when ski touring. This rear view shows the NE outlier of Sharkfin Peak, just as we are descending the back side of the Ptarmigan Plateau in British Columbia. For those of you that haven't heard of this area, its straight West of Burstall Pass, but without connecting trails, staying at Talus Lodge.

I've been on a 2 week ski and road trip, and then on vacation, so will try to catch up a bit here now.

for #mountainmonday +Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell
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Mount Crandell, Waterton National Park

This is a view of Mount Crandell from earlier this week. I'm standing in one of the burned areas in a little pocket of trees here that somehow survived. They are a little singed, but not blackened toothpicks like all the trees on Mount Crandell in the background.

for #mountainmonday +Mountain Monday with +Michael Russell
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