Whaleback Ridge

June 2013

Well its not in K-Country.  It’s not too close to town.  Hanging in purgatory on HWY 22 between the Highwood and the Crowsnest.  The Whaleback is a emerald gem with a prism of wildflowers, ancient cracks of weathered Limber Pines, fresh, revitalizing horizons of unfamiliar foothills and peaks.  The Whaleback ridge is a treasure.  Take care to get access across private land if needed.  We used the Black Mountain access.

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There’s a wolf!
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After a short bike ride we park at the base of a beautiful green hill and climb in the heat.
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View across valley to highway 22
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A thousand shades of green
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Climbing
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The spring meadows erupt!
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Balsam root! By the thousands!
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Plants
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Water break at the ridge top looking north
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There freshing view to the SW. Great spot for lunch.
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Ancient Limber Pines on the way down a side rib
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Limber Pines
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Limber pines in the warm breeze
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Limber pine skeleton
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Back at the start, has the wolf gone?
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