Show you all the beauty that is Alberta

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  1. SunnyDelight

    SunnyDelight TPF Noob!

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    Took some pix at the Badlands in Drumheller when I went there couple weeks ago. Great trip and great place. :D

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    It was quite a hike :) The museum is great too in case anyone is heading to Alberta anytime soon :)
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I love that area. :thumbsup:

    Did you travel far to get there?
     
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    ACK AN OILERS FAN!!! BACK BACK VILE CREATURE!! lol I live in Calgary :)
     
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    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Amazing. Is that stone?
     
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    Go Oilers Go :)

    wait... nice pictures too, makes me think of Yukon or something like that.
     
  6. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Calgary? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Not only am I an Oiler's fan...I'm a season ticket holder.

    Pete,
    Yes, that's rock. It's in an area that is called 'The Bad Lands'. Most or all of the areas that look like that, are in the valley of a prehistoric river. You can see all the layers that were once the different beds & levels of the river. The shapes it now forms...we call Hoodoos (I don't know the scientific name).

    I guess you could call it, Alberta's Grand Canyon. The Museum that Sunny mentioned is the Royal Tyrell Museum...which is filled with Dinosaur bones...which are found all over in the Bad Lands.

    Here are a few of my shots from around there (sorry to hi-jack)
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    We should have a TFP meet-up in this area, sometime in the summer.
     
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    Thanks, Mike. The color is amazing. I wonder what caused such a distinct color for each of the strata. Climate allowing different types of vegetation? Maybe just whatever washed down stream?
     
  8. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It really is quite amazing...I often wonder what caused the different layers. It's like a living, natural history book...if you know how to read it.
     
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    Neat! Looks great!

    Funny stuff - I help design the real estate newspaper in Drumheller. :lol:
     
  10. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    These look really interesting! All do. Both the ones that started the thread (in their colour!) and those that "hijack" the thread :)greenpbl: BigMike) ... and an interesting story to go with this area!!!
     
  11. jack lumber

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    Nice shots of an amazing area. Drumheller is located in the Red Deer river valley, and is a veritable treasure house of fossils. A lot of the fossils in The Natural history Museum in London, came from there.
    The majority of the rock is limestone,which erodes by the action of wind and water to create the sureal looking hoodos.
     
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    Oh and a message to Mike,,,
    GO FLAMES,,,!!!lol
     

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