My Favorite Westerns

A Celebration of Western Movies … Pardner!

The Happy Wanderer / The Obernkirchen Children / 1954 Headin’ for wonders. ‘Neath the guardian peak of Pyramid Mountain Lies sleepy Jasper town The jewel of the Rockies Come! Come see the wonders! Our Digs Loaded for bear. The den if full. One of the best places I ever stayed. Charming to a fault. But …

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Where the Long River Flows / Gordon Lightfoot (1966) Some critter’s bin rubbin’ on this tree. Signs of bear.

Let Your Love Flow / The Bellamy Brothers Heading for Jasper – paused at Tangle Creek Tangle Ridge Mountain was named by Mary Schäffer in 1907 for the difficulty that climbers had descending down Tangle Creek from the ridge. The mountain’s name became official in 1935 by the Geographical Names Board of Canada. Tangle Falls …

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Blue Canadian Rockies / Vera Lynn The Columbia Icefields seem massive. Yet year by year, the glaciers recede. Soon to be gone.   Scientists say they will gone in 80 years. Google Maps image of Columbia Icefield and area Soon to be the Columbia gravel pit. Panorama shot See those dots? Those are people.  But we missed …

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Fire Prayer / Denean Heading for the Icefields Below Castle Mountain Cirrus Mountain (left) Hilda Peak (right) looks a little like the Matterhorn of Switzerland. Athabasca Mountain with glacier in the Centre. Finally! The Columbia Icefields! We head into the Columbia Icefield Visitors Centre My amateur video. Suggest you play on HD and .75 speed …

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Where to now St. Peter / Elton John Mountains are sort of like flowers. Only bigger. Heading Out Heading out from Calgary. Rockies ahead. Apology: A lot of these are going to be pedestrian quality images – tourist shots. Every mountain has it’s own personality. Was Mount Eisenhower for many years. Could have left it …

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A Minor Ballad / Gordon Lightfoot “If Lake Louise is a pearl, Maligne is the entire pearl necklace.” – Mary Schäffer Just in case you thought I snitched this photo of Spirit Island at Jasper off the Net … I didn’t. That’s mine. I could easily have done that though – many great shots of …

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