Sunday, October 9, 2016

Sept/Oct 2016 pics

A foothills sunrise

Early morning bike ride, while the kids sleep in the tent and Maria is out there running somewhere.

Happy boy heading up Yamnuska for the 2nd time.  Enticed by the long scree run!

45 minute drive from home

In a pensive mood.....

Here's what he came for!

The goose following in mom's footsteps

Maria running with Carla for the last few hundred metres of the 5km

Mom has won this trophy 4 times

...a we bit of history

camping chores

This is where the goose wanted to camp!

Ramon's new bike...designed in Oz and made in somewhere in Asia.

ah choo!

Can I be like Nairo Quintana when I grow up?

Paddle kayak...bow river Banff

Paddle boat, Bowness lagoon

Paddle with Ryan

Ryan surfing Calgary

Out to explore a bit of North America on a one month road trip.  West is the best :)

El maestro

This flatlander sure has a good grip!  Ha Ling peak

....a wee bit different from the Halifax environs.....

Ptarmigan Cirque hike, above Highwood pass


spot the 2 grizzlies.....

.....better viewed with binoculars

"I've been cut by the beauty of jagged mountains".....Bruce Cockburn.  We speak Spanish....Ryan speaks music.

Who hasn't played Battleship in their youth?

Top of Sulfur Mountain....hike up, gondola down

Banff Ave tourists

Cool as a moose...or a goose....

Top of Prairie mtn, with Moose Mtn in the distance

....and a close up of the summit of Moose Mtn.

No wonder he only stayed a week.....

Banded peak on the left....Outlaw and Glascow middle and right

Raven admiring the view of the rolling hills

Early winter this year

The goose makes wicked salads....

"The Hanger" at the Calgary Climbing Centre beside the airport....just opened up.  Kids love this place!  and dad doesn't have to belay....the rope works like a seat belt

Ramon coming down and Carla and the Beanstalk

These wheels move!

The holds fold down from bottom up as the clock ticks away.  Carla flies up this wall....Ramon is not quite so agile as his sister.

Inside the blacklighted shaft

1st XC race of the year.  Ramon's goal is to do the 4km in every race....about 8 of them I think?

Carla's journal from school last year.....