Red Rock Coulee on the Prairie in Southeastern Alberta

Copyright 2010 Chris Martin, All Rights Reserved

I was visiting family in Saskatchewan over the Thanksgiving Weekend and we stayed in Medicine Hat last night.  This morning, my dad and I went left the hotel in darkness, heading for Red Rock Coulee, about an hour’s drive south of The Hat.  The rocks giving the area its name have beautiful color and textures to match their unusual shape and size.

Copyright 2010 Chris Martin, All Rights Reserved

The coulee is part of a gently sloping hill that rises well above the plains to the south and the west affording a view across the prairies to Montana and Alberta.  Along with the elevated position came a steady wind which pulled in heavy rain to accompany the grey clouds stretched across the sky.  The wet rocks were a treat to photograph, which made up for the uninspiring sunrise (flat and grey).

Copyright 2010 Chris Martin, All Rights Reserved

2 responses

  1. Dad

    Chris
    These are beautiful given the conditions that you had to work with. Makes getting soaked worth it
    Love
    Dad

    October 16, 2010 at 9:26 am

  2. Val Erde

    These are beautiful views, Chris. Stunning, in fact.

    As well as the rock formation in these, I like the way the grey kind of rolls into the photo in the third one down.

    October 15, 2010 at 5:12 am

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