Tagged With "Rocky Mountains"

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Missoula, Montana — Home of Grizzlies

DrFumblefinger ·
While most Americans have no idea what’s inside the great state of Montana, I LOVE this state!  It’s breathtakingly beautiful, home to my favorite US National Park, Glacier National Park , and is filled with kind -- if opinionated --...
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Curious Cattle

DrFumblefinger ·
One never knows when a travel moment can become a lasting memory....   While driving to Waterton Lakes National Park in southern Alberta (the twin park to Montana's Glacier National Park ), part of a UNESCO World Heritage site , I pulled off the...
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October 7, 2017: Fall colors, Alberta

DrFumblefinger ·
A row of golden-leaf trees along a rural drive -- part of the foliage transformation of fall.
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March 2, 2019: Alpenglow, Kootenay Rockies

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger captures alpenglow on the snow covered peaks of the Kootenay Rockies just northeast of Cranbrook.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 1, 2013: Piney Lake, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
P Piney Lake is a half hour's drive north of the mountain resort of Vail, Colorado, although the road is rough, narrow and with a steep drop-off (lotsa fun when you've pass someone going in the opposite direction).  Piney Lake is a natural lake...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct 10, 2013: Sunflowers, Cranbrook, British Columbia

DrFumblefinger ·
 Sunflowers are happy things!  Like the gentle quacking of ducks or the gurgle of a small creek down a mountain, they make me smile.  I'm not sure if they're called sunflowers because they look a little like the sun or whether it's...
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Grizzly Paw Brewery and Restaurant, Canmore, Alberta

DrFumblefinger ·
Situated just south of Banff in the great Rocky Mountain town of Canmore, the Grizzly Paw Brewing Company and Restaurant is popular with locals and Albertans.  The pub opened in 1996 and has a cozy wooden interior, with several fireplaces, and a...
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Signs of Banff

DrFumblefinger ·
A collection of colorful signs from the Rocky Mountain town of Banff, Alberta.
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Rolling Sculpture Car Club Show, Canmore. Part I - Overview

DrFumblefinger ·
Summer in Canada brings out classic cars. The Rolling Sculpture Car show in Canmore, Alberta, presents these beautiful machines in a wonderful natural setting.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 8, 2015: Elk, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
    A few springs ago I was visiting Denver and decided to make an overnight trip to Rocky Mountain National Park, through Estes Park.  The higher passes and most scenic drives were closed because of snow and ice, but I was rewarded...
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January 30, 2017: A Cold Winter day in Kananaskis Country

Pierre Renault ·
Some winter scenes taken by Pierre Renault while driving through Kananaskis country in southern Alberta -- part of the region's beautiful Rocky Mountain terrain.
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November 20, 2019: Long's Peak, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumbleflinger shares some images of Long's Peak, one of Colorado's more than 14,000 ft tall mountains.
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Re: Grizzly Paw Brewery and Restaurant, Canmore, Alberta

Jonathan L ·
When I lived in Canmore, The Paw was one of my favorite places along with Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. I watched the Grey Cup at the Grizzly Paw.
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Re: Curious Cattle

PHeymont ·
Very cute cattle...wonder what they were thinking!
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Re: Curious Cattle

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by PHeymont: Very cute cattle...wonder what they were thinking! Same thing I likely was..... "I wonder what HE tastes like?"
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Re: Curious Cattle

GarryRF ·
Monday this week was a public holiday (UK) so I went off in search of new lambs being born in the local farms. No lambs yet - but the Aberdeen Angus family were having a family day ! Had to wait for an hour before the young Angus got to his feet.
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Re: Curious Cattle

DrFumblefinger ·
Excellent pic, Garry! Believe that's the first time we've shown a photo with an umbilical cord in it on TravelGumbo. Presume mother and child both did well....
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Re: Curious Cattle

GarryRF ·
I'll keep you posted ! You make it sound like POD material - but I'll refrain. Would make a good series though .. From Birth to Burger !
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Re: September 3, 2016: Rainbow(s) over the Kootenay Rockies

GarryRF ·
An ever changing canvas of art. Sometimes you just have to stop - and take in the beauty of nature. As the sun was setting last week - the sky turned a shade of purple. And the cars that were white - had a UV look to them. Spooky - never seen it before. Probably pollution in the distance. Taken by a friend: Pier Head, Liverpool, England 29 Aug '16
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Re: September 3, 2016: Rainbow(s) over the Kootenay Rockies

sarcee ·
Great shots/....doubles and the ones that look like the borealis are really nice.
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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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November 8, 2019: First Snow, Crowsnest Pass

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger enjoys the first snow on the peaks of the Rocky Mountains framing the Crowsnest Pass.
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Re: Missoula, Montana — Home of Grizzlies

Mac ·
A fascinating piece Dr. F!! Great photos too, I can see why you like it so much.
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Re: Missoula, Montana — Home of Grizzlies

PortMoresby ·
I like this one because it reminds me of a time when my son was a naval fire fighter and was talking about becoming a smoke jumper after he was discharged. He changed his mind, something for which I'll be forever grateful. Read 'Young Men and Fire', by Norman Maclean and understand.
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Re: Missoula, Montana — Home of Grizzlies

PHeymont ·
I think it would be hard to find another place that size with so many different—and fascinating—attractions in it and near by!
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Re: Missoula, Montana — Home of Grizzlies

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by PortMoresby: I like this one because it reminds me of a time when my son was a naval fire fighter and was talking about becoming a smoke jumper after he was discharged. He changed his mind, something for which I'll be forever grateful. Read 'Young Men and Fire', by Norman Maclean and understand. Those smokejumpers are amazing! Absolutely fearless. When everyone's running away from a fire, they're jumping from planes to run toward it. Another good fictional book is the...
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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: 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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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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