Posted by Vincent on August 21, 2000 at 21:22:33:
In Reply to: Re: Greetings! & The Canadian Rockies! posted by Rich on August 21, 2000 at 16:58:30:
Rich & Night Sky,
Now that you mention it, I do vividly recall those nasty "black flies" and "skeeters" in Drumhaller - Canada's Dinosaur Park. They had a habit of flying into your eyes, nose, ears and mouth (as my brother in law would literally attest to in good or bad taste). Must have been on a natural high from either absorbing the beautiful scenery or oxygen depravation to have forgotten to have mentioned it in my earlier posting posting. Rest assured Rich - you were not imagining them.
We also have been there twice - this year and in 96. Truth be told, there was a lot of excitement taking a picture of a black bear next to the freeway. I know it is not as vivid as to taking a picture of a chance encounter with a bear on a hiking trail. But will have to suffice. For some insane reason, Debbie wanted a pix of the bear next to our car... Nuff' said!
: Welcome back, Vince & Debbie!
: NOW, you're talkin'! I've gotta agree with NightSky, that area is about my favorite on the Continent as far as scenery goes. Beautiful. Been up there twice ... in '72 & '74. Many fond memories of Banff & Lake Louise, though the black flies & skeeters could have been a bit more hospitable! Had a great backpacking expedition up Dolemite Peak, which ended with a snow storm (Date: July 11, 1974!!) and a truly eventful pack out ... and lived briefly on a good, old-fashioned hippie commune near Golden, BC ... in a little crossroads of a town called Parson.
: Actually, if truth be told, I was working on a novel (yeah, everybody wants to be a writer!), based on these, and many other, real-life adventures, when struck by Mohican-Mania. Got a bit sidetracked, didn't I? It was gonna be a 70's-based version of the "Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test"-type read ... Actually finished 7 or so chapters ...
: Oh the memories!
: Oh, and an aside to Caitlin, if you read this ... We're working on Jeff's request!!! ANYTHING to get you guys here! :)
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