An autumn walk in Kananaskis Country

Ahead of the winter storm which hit late Monday, I went to Kananaskis to enjoy autumn in the mountains.  The clouds were leaden, already suggesting snow when I watched them wrap around Mount Kidd in the fading darkness.

I waited for dawn on the low ridge above Wedge Pond.  The little lake looked beautiful but the brightening sky was much less so.  The clouds did diffuse the light which supported taking a few landscapes of the larch that ring one side.

I wanted to get a hike in so I packed up and headed off to the trailhead for the Galatea Lakes.  I grabbed my tripod, threw on my backpack and headed up.

The trail followed Galatea Creek as it wound up the valley towards the lakes.  I photographed steadily as I wandered along.  It came as no surprise that I hadn’t covered more than a couple of miles before I needed to return home.  It was nice to get lost really seeing and enjoying the forest, the splashing water and the mountains for a couple of hours.

I hope there is a reprieve from the falling snow, I would like to get back this month to see how the autumn landscape looks in winter trappings.



11 responses

  1. GrayWolf Photography

    Absolutely gorgeous shots Chris. Enjoy your blog. Thanks for sharing.

    October 3, 2018 at 6:51 pm

  2. What beautiful photos. I can feel how wonderful it was to be there. Nothing like getting out in nature for a bit, even if it is only for a few hours.

    October 3, 2018 at 6:04 pm

  3. I’m surprised you got as far as you did, with so much beauty around you. It’s easy for two or three or more hours to pass in a flash when hiking with a camera — even when we’re not using a flash.

    October 3, 2018 at 5:49 pm

  4. Absolutely stunning photos!

    October 3, 2018 at 1:10 pm

  5. Beautiful!

    October 3, 2018 at 10:27 am

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  7. BodyBless4U

    Stunning photography.

    October 3, 2018 at 8:46 am

  8. berriephotography

    Amazing photos. Love the water shots. Can see why you wouldn’t walk far and just get lost in the beauty of the place.

    October 3, 2018 at 7:09 am

  9. wonderful photography ….really show the beauty of this time of year.

    October 3, 2018 at 6:51 am

  10. Anonymous

    Amazing photos.

    October 3, 2018 at 5:24 am

  11. Beautiful

    October 3, 2018 at 5:12 am

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