My Grand Father worked in UK Coalmines around the 1900s . Stories he could tell were both amazing and scarey. Miners were exempt from War Service during WW1 as they supplied an "Essential Service". Women were employed at the Mines but never went below ground. Mules were used below ground - pulling bogeys - and never came back to the surface during their lives.
I'm always amazed by the effects of differential erosion in the badlands, SCP! Beautiful images which are immensely more effective than those showing the hoodoos with the walkways surrounding them now. Thanks for sharing these!
I love when aspects conspire to produce startling events, like when we run into a friend in a completely unlikely place. In this case, elements and forces running into each other to produce this other-worldly landscape. Nature making a joke or art, not sure which. Maybe both.
Driving 1.5 hours northeast from Calgary over the prairies, the landscape changes suddenly from rolling grassland and grain crops to dramatically eroded hilly layered sedimentary rock formations. These are Alberta's Badlands, a rough...
The name “hoodoo” comes from the word “voodoo” and was given to these geological formations by the Europeans. They are found throughout the Drumheller Badlands in Alberta. The Blackfoot and Cree believe the...
Most of the hikes I've featured on TravelGumbo are in Alberta's Rocky Mountains, with good reason. The scenery in these mountains is truly spectacular, the altitude not overly taxing, and the long summer days are usually dry and sunny. But...
DrFumblefinger visits Midland Provincial Park, situated near both the city of Drumheller and the famous Royal Tyrrell Museum. It was once the site of a large coal mine and an interpretative trail takes one through the history of coal mining in the region.
Beautiful night photos. StillCountryPhotos posted photos of the Drumheller hoodoos photographed in daylight some years back in case you'd like to see the landscape of the area. https://www.travelgumbo.com/blo...ay-21st-2014-hoodoos
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