Whenever I head out to the mountains I’m appalled at how much I’ve lost touch with the Earth – with Nature. I feel like a foreigner out there.
I suppose most City Folks could say that.
So I was very surprised to see a group (Pod? Herd?) of Mountain Goats
along the side of the road near Radium Hot Springs.
It used to be very rare to see a Mountain Goat.
Now it’s become fairly common.
Why have they come down from their lofty heights?
Something has changed …
A little further on …
It’s a parade!
The Eye of the Needle – through a glass darkly
Another iconic Landmark.
The Pass to Radium Hot Springs.
Ever had sunstroke? I have. Sunstroke can kill you.
Back in the early 70’s I got a job on road construction – Asphalt Paving.
It was 85 F the first 2 days. I got sunstroke.
This profoundly damaged my central nervous system.
I couldn’t get proper sleep for months.
Often it would take me up to 4 hours just GET to sleep.
Even then I didn’t get any rest.
Finally it abated. But that was a very tough time for me.
Don’t underestimate this kind of thing.
There’s a saying:
Tip: Let God in on the planning.
Things can then exceed anything YOU had in mind.
Heat that Kills
Severe Heat Alerts continue across the NW
You gotta know that a RECORD breaking Heatwave is going to profoundly affect everything you do – or plan. We saw the Heatwave coming, but we had already booked our accommodations in Kimberley weeks before so we couldn’t really change our plans without losing a pile of money.
We decided to go – hoping for the best.
And it turned out to be a really good idea.
Because in Kimberley we had air conditioned accommodations.
At home we didn’t. The heat back in our poor uninsulated house
Staying in Kimberley allowed us to get valuable rest – in comfort.
That would not have been the case in Calgary.