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Photo by Gerald Dahl
We are looking at Crowsnest Mountain with the adjacent Seven Sisters to the left. It was taken in March of 2005 from Highway 3 a few miles east of the Crowsnest Pass on the Alberta-B.C. border. The view is toward the northeast. This mountain is known as a klippe, a peak which has been separated by erosion from the main Continental Divide ranges to the west. Because of its isolation and height, it is one of the most impressive features in the Crowsnest Pass corridor.
Mount Forbes is the sharp pointed peak near the upper center of the photo. The peak to the left is Mount Outram which is considerably lower and obviously closer to my vantage point which is from the David Thompson Highway near its junction with the Icefields Parkway in Banff National Park. This view of the peaks is to the southwest. It was taken February 22, 2010. Mt. Forbes is about 20 kilometers from the point where the photo was taken. The telephoto shot makes it look much closer, and I might add that it's rather seldom that one gets this clear a view of the peak. It's the highest mountain entirely within the boundaries of Banff National Park.
This photo looks north toward Ben Lomond from near the southern edge of Loch Lomond. It was taken July 13, 2009 shortly after a storm had passed up the lake and over the peak. Ben Lomond is the southernmost of the Munros, the peaks in Scotland that are over 3,000 feet in elevation. At 3195 feet, the mountain has a respectable rise from base to summit since the lake is near sea level.
This is a view of Vimy Peak as seen from a viewpoint on the entrance road to Waterton Park. We are looking to the south with a portion of the Lower Waterton Lake to the left. The photo was taken July 3, 2010. In spite of its modest height above sea level, Vimy Peak is impressive with its abrupt rise from the lakes at its base.
This photo of Mount Blakiston was taken July 2, 2010 from a flowery meadow adjacent to the Red Rock Canyon Road in Waterton Lakes National Park. The view is to the west. As the highest mountain in the park, the mountain towers above the other peaks and can easily be identified from far out on the plains.
This is a view of Pyramid Mountain taken from near Highway 16 a few kilometers east of the town of Jasper. Instead of looking at the mountain from the south we are looking at it from the east which gives the mountain a more pyramidal aspect. Perhaps it was this view and other views farther east which prompted the name. This photo was taken Jan. 19, 2010.
This photo of Vimy Peak looks east across the Upper Waterton Lake from the Bertha Lake trail. We were experiencing a rather overcast and rainy day, but the clouds broke at the mountain front allowing us to see the mountain in the sunshine. The picture was taken July 2, 2010.