View from Wilcox Pass
I will be away from posting for a little while (although to be honest, I haven’t been posting a whole lot anyways — sorry), as I’m off to Banff National Park to go camping for a couple weeks. I’m pretty excited — I spend most of my time photographing in the Rocky Mountains in Jasper National Park, so it’ll be fun to explore some new areas (with my camera along the whole time, of course).
Hopefully, I’ll be able to share some new work with you once I get back, but in the meantime I thought I’d post this photo taken half-way between Jasper and Banff, along the Icefields Parkway (one of the most beautiful drives in the world). We parked near the Icefields Interpretive Centre, and climbed up along the Wilcox Pass trail on the other side of the valley as the glaciers. What I love about this photo is the scale of the view. If you click to enlarge the image, you can just see the trail running down to the right, and there’s even a couple of (very small) hikers on it.
Colour and sun patches on mountain ridge
This weekend I’m going through photos that I’ve taken in the last year or so as I prepare for this year’s Goldbar sale (see previous post for details). It’s great looking back at these photos, remembering the times I was out to capture them, and realizing that it’s been far too long since I’ve updated my website to share some of these with you. So, perhaps for the next few posts I’ll show you some of the images I have particularly enjoyed re-discovering as a teaser for the website updates I’m currently working on (shouldn’t be too long now…).
I took this photograph while hiking the Sulphur Skyline trail in Jasper National Park. It’s a shorter hike, with pretty steep (and constant) elevation gain, and the view from the top is incredible. This one is from the way back down (easier to think about making photographs once the pulse has slowed down a little), looking southeast I believe – which would make this either Utopia Mountain or Mount O’Hagan. Does anybody know for sure? Besides the view, the best thing about this hike is that the trailhead is a few hundred meters from the Miette hotsprings – definitely a great way to end a day of climbing, I would certainly recommend it next time you’re in Jasper.