Tagged With "Rocky Mountains"

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September 3, 2016: Rainbow(s) over the Kootenay Rockies

DrFumblefinger ·
A clearing storm and rainbows over the Kootenay Rockies in southeastern B.C. are the subject of today's Pic of the Day.
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Banff National Park: Hiking in the Subalpine Splendor of Sunshine Meadows

DrFumblefinger ·
    One of the most scenic hikes in the Canadian Rockies, and also one of my favorites, is in a high subalpine meadow in Banff National Park.  The season for hiking here is limited to only a few months because of the high altitude....
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 16, 2015: Fall in Glacier National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
    Winter comes early to the Rocky Mountains, especially in the mountain passes and high meadows.  But early fall is a great time to visit Glacier National Park.  The throngs of families traveling during the summer are back home,...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 22, 2015: Rocky Mountain Sunset

DrFumblefinger ·
For travelers like me who love mountains, the Canadian Rockies are about as good as it gets.  One evening I was driving to Calgary from the Crowsnest Pass in southwestern Alberta, along highway 22x, the beautiful Cowboy Trail.  The Cowboy...
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May 23, 2016. Springtime Hike at Lake Minnewanka

DrFumblefinger ·
Hiking along the shore of Lake Minnewanka in Banff National Park offers wonderful unobstructed views of the dRocky Mountains.
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Hiking Boulder's Flatirons Vista Loop Trail

DrFumblefinger ·
    One of my favorite regions to hike is anywhere near the transition between the great Central Plains and the Rocky Mountains.  The region offers opportunity to explore several ecosystems and to enjoy grand panoramic views of the...
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A stroll through the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Vail

DrFumblefinger ·
The  Betty Ford Alpine Gardens  is the world's highest botanical garden, situated at the foot of Vail Mountain in the Colorado Rockies, in gorgeous Vail Valley.  The Garden rests at an altitude of 8,200 feet (2,500 m) and is...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 1, 2015 : Crowsnest Pass

DrFumblefinger ·
I love road trips through the mountains!  Among my favorite drives is to head south from Calgary, through the Rocky Mountains to British Columbia, then on to Idaho's panhandle.  The scenery is simply breathtaking mile-after-mile,...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 25, 2014: Fall colors at Upper Kananaskis Lake, Alberta

Dr.Y ·
  Fall is a special time of year in the mountains.  While the colors in the Canadian Rockies are not as varied as in eastern North America, it's still very lovely.  Here is some beautiful mountain lake scenery and a surprise...
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Glacier National Park, Montana

DrFumblefinger ·
“ Far away in northwestern Montana, hidden from view by clustering mountain peaks, lies an unmapped corner – the Crown of the Continent .”    George Bird Grinnell (1901)   It’s hard for someone who loves being in...
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July 24, 2018: Crowsnest Mountain

DrFumblefinger ·
One of DrFumblefinger's favorite mountains is Crowsnest mountain. He captured it at dusk, with Seven Sisters mountain behind it and to the left. Quintessential Rockies!
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Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company, Canmore

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares one of his favorite places to eat at in the Alberta Rocky Mountains.
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January 24, 2019: Driving the Cowboy Trail on a late January afternoon

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some photos taken this week while driving the scenic Cowboy trail in western Alberta.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 29, 2014: Fall colors in the Rockies

HistoryDigger ·
Stunning. Need to visit there some Autumn.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 29, 2014: Fall colors in the Rockies

DrFumblefinger ·
Yes, HistoryDigger. A well traveled person like you should see fall in the Rockies sometime. It's really a very beautiful experience.
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Re: Summer Colors in the Colorado Rockies

Travel Rob ·
Great photos! I also love the summer in Colorado
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Re: December 2, 2015: Wagon at Piney Lake

Marilyn Jones ·
Fantastic still life!!!
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Re: December 2, 2015: Wagon at Piney Lake

Mac ·
Nice photo Dr. Fumblefinger!! A lovely scene.
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Crowsnest Valley, Alberta, dusk

DrFumblefinger ·
Crowsnest Valley, Alberta, dusk
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Rocky Mountains in St. Ignatius, Montana

Ragengirl3 ·
Rocky Mountains in St. Ignatius, Montana
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Rocky Mountains in St. Ignatius, Montana

Ragengirl3 ·
Rocky Mountains in St. Ignatius, Montana
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 2, 2014: An unusual picket fence, Leadville, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
  Leadville, Colorado is a fascinating small city to visit.  Situated in the heart of the Rocky Mountains at an elevation of 10,152 feet (3,094 m), it is the highest incorporated city in the USA.  It lies near the headwaters of the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 29, 2014: Fall colors in the Rockies

DrFumblefinger ·
  Depending on where I've lived, my favorite season varies somewhat, but in the Pacific Northwest and now Alberta, I'm very fond of early fall.  The weather (usually) is still pretty nice and generally it's dry.  The shortening days and...
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Summer Colors in the Colorado Rockies

DrFumblefinger ·
  I love summer in the mountains!  Winter has its own charm, especially if you like playing in the ice and snow, but summer is my season.  Days are long and the weather is pleasant -- sometimes even warm.  People who live in the...
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December 2, 2015: Wagon at Piney Lake

DrFumblefinger ·
A classic and almost timeless scene from the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
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November 12, 2018: A Coffee Shop in Nederville, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
Drfumblefinger stumbles across an unusual coffee shop high in the Colorado Rockies.
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Homes of Leadville

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger explores some of the beautiful Victoria architecture you'll find on the residential streets of Leadville, Colorado.
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Re: Homes of Leadville

GarryRF ·
A wonderful display of Architecture from bygone times. I love the way colours have been woven into the fabric of the buildings. Do many American (inc Canadian ) people define eras of History by the reigning Monarch of the time ?
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Re: Homes of Leadville

DrFumblefinger ·
Hi Garry. Regarding your comment, I think the Victorian era was one that was "special" in world history. It was a time when the sun never set on the British empire and the British influence on the world (mostly good in my opinion -- a common language, parliamentary goverance, etc) was at its peak. I don't think we'll have an Elizibethian II era nor a Charles era.
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Re: Homes of Leadville

PHeymont ·
I think for the U.S., Victoria is pretty much it. We've often shared styles, but what is referred to in England as Regency is usually called Federal here. You might make an association between your Georgian and our 'Colonial.' Certainly no post-Victorian styles here are associated with reigning monarchs. I wonder what sort of style might be associated with Edward VIII... well, maybe not!
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Re: Homes of Leadville

GarryRF ·
Before its founding in 1793, Danville was a huge tobacco producer when no other crop would succeed except the “Bright Leaf” tobacco which made Danville tobacco one of the most sought after varieties and top tobacco producing areas in the world. Competing tycoons built many homes along Main Street trying to one up each other. As a result, Danville’s Millionaires’ Row of homes became a symbol of Victorian and Edwardian architecture in the early United States. George G.
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Re: A Busy Weekend in Philadelphia

IslandMan ·
sounds like a fun trip...thanks for sharing it
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Re: A Busy Weekend in Philadelphia

GarryRF ·
Philly really is a beautiful city. Its best feature is it's pedestrian friendly. I love the Architecture and the people there. The Football (soccer) stadium too. It has a slower feel compared to New York. No one rushing to get there - like they're late. I like the smaller stores closing at 5. Behind the counter those folks have got families to go home to. And in Philly the folks stop and talk when you need directions. Best and friendliest Airport north of Florida too. It's a shame that...
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Re: A Busy Weekend in Philadelphia

PHeymont ·
Thanks for a fresh new look at Philly. We've just started looking at how many under-appreciated places there are, good places to go but you get funny looks or blank stares when you mention them. You've certainly moved Philadelphia up the charts for me!
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Re: A Busy Weekend in Philadelphia

DrFumblefinger ·
I've only visited Philly once, and your post brought back some great memories of a nice city. I visited a few weeks after 9-11-01, a difficult and unsettled time everywhere in North America. But everyone was friendly and agree with Garry. A very walkable city with lots of great architecture and historic sites.
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Re: A Busy Weekend in Philadelphia

NonstopFromJFK ·
Gary, that's a good point about stores closing at 5 so people can go home to their families, and I'm glad you mentioned that. Sometimes us impatient fast-walking New Yorkers need to be reminded of that. I did love how walkable Philly is, and the slower feel was perfect for a weekend getaway.
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Re: Grizzly Paw Brewery and Restaurant, Canmore, Alberta

Travel Rob ·
The place looks great! Isn't this the place where the photo of the famous Beer Guy was taken?
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Re: Grizzly Paw Brewery and Restaurant, Canmore, Alberta

DrFumblefinger ·
Close, Rob, but not quite. The Beer guy was frequenting the local pizza joint. But he was ready for some Grizzly Paw, which everyone in town serves.
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Re: Grizzly Paw Brewery and Restaurant, Canmore, Alberta

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the comment, Jonathan. This would be a good place to watch the Grey Cup. For non-Canadians, that's the Canadian Football league's equivalent to the Superbowl, but with perhaps 1% of the popularity of the Superbowl. Football is not a big sport in Canada. Here it's all about Hockey! Hockey in Canada is about as popular as football and baseball combined in the USA.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 8, 2015: Elk, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

PHeymont ·
That's amazing...I've never seen more than one or two at a time, and now an entire herd!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 8, 2015: Elk, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
I've never seen so many elk in one place at one time either, PHeymont. They were everywhere!
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