Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park

29 Jul

On the way I saw a hail storm in the distance, I was riding towards it and you can see the swath of hail as it is falling. Although I never encountered the storm,  I later saw the large melting hailstones on the road side.

Alberta hail storm

I’m camping here for the night, at Elkwater townsite. Didn’t ride far today but saw lots. I had lunch on the top of the plateau, highest point between the Rockies and Labrador. This plateau didn’t get glaciated although everywhere around did. I looked towards Red Bay NL but couldn’t make it out. Need I mention that I found a neat rock to carry home.
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This slip, affecting the road, is at the very narrow transition at the edge of the glacial sheet. The fine mud doesn’t make for good road building.

Want to read more the Cypress Hills area ? I recommend reading  “A Geography of Blood” http://arts.nationalpost.com/2012/09/07/open-book-a-geography-of-blood-by-candace-savage/

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