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Government Camp Oregon

Government Camp Oregon

By on Aug 26, 2017 in History, Points of interests | 0 comments

Government camp a bit of interesting history. (Below is what the sign read) In 1849 the US Army Mounted Rifleman traveled West on the Oregon Trail to establish posts along the Route and in The Oregon Territory. During their Journey on the Barlow Road from Tygh Valley, nearly two-thirds of the livestock perished while pulling 45 heavily loaded wagons. The regiment...

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The Didsbury Dugout | Sunnyslopes Dugout

The Didsbury Dugout | Sunnyslopes Dugout

By on May 3, 2017 in History, Points of interests | 2 comments

Didsbury Dugout or Sunnyslopes, AB Sandstone Shelter The meeting of golden wheat fields with crisp cobalt skies suggests that life around here goes on forever.  Looking out toward the flat horizon, you are never really sure if there is any life out there. Only the tilled lines sweeping over the distant hills indicate that you are not alone. This is where I find...

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The Great American Eclipse of August 2017

The Great American Eclipse of August 2017

By on Apr 26, 2017 in History | 2 comments

Ok Campers! Camping and Hiking season will soon be upon us.  Well, it may already be upon you if you’re not afraid to do a little winter camping.  For me however, I prefer to wait for warmer, less snowy weather. As we begin to gear up for the new season, I wanted to point out an interesting astronomical event that will be happening this summer. Great American...

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Rowley Alberta | A prairie Ghost town

Rowley Alberta | A prairie Ghost town

By on Apr 21, 2017 in History, Points of interests | 0 comments

Rowley Alberta: A prairie Ghost town Rowley came to be in the early 1910, Its population boomed to a few hundred by 1920. Now the town is a nice trip down memory lane.  During the summer the kids are hired to take tourists around and see the sites.  It is really a photographers dream! Here are some of the sights you can see in this historic town. Click here to find...

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Burmis Tree the most photographed tree in Canada

Burmis Tree the most photographed tree in Canada

By on Apr 21, 2017 in History, Points of interests | 0 comments

Burmis tree, the most photographed tree in Canada? What could be more Iconic than the Burmis tree?  The Burmis tree is a Limber Pine (Pinus flexilis) down in the Crowsnest pass just a few minutes west of Lundbreck Falls or 10 min East of Frank’s Slide on highway #3.  You can’t miss it!  Located on the North side of the road, this old tree died in the late 70’s.  It...

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The Loops | Loop Brook |Glacier National park

The Loops | Loop Brook |Glacier National park

By on Apr 21, 2017 in All Hikes, BC, Easy Hikes for Kids and Families, History | 0 comments

Loop Brook : Glacier National park Learn a little bit about the railway and stretch your legs on this short hike through a bit of history.  Marvel at the engineering of the past century. The loops hike shows how the stone pillars helped the railroad gain some extra height by making a figure 8 to climb up the valley. Nice short hike , about 1 mile long. Click here to...

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