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Around The World - Castle Mountain - Bow River Valley


You are looking at Mount Eisenhower the highest peak on Castle Mountain from straight across the Bow River Valley. You can see the sedimentary rock flowing from the mountain into the river.



Around The World - Castle Mountain - Bow River Valley


You are looking at Mount Eisenhower the highest peak on Castle Mountain from straight across the Bow River Valley. You can see the sedimentary rock flowing from the mountain into the river.



comments (19)

  • Ray
  • Manila, Philippines
  • 30 Jun 2011, 00:41
Yes I can!

What a wonderful thing!
....peter:): Thank you very much Ray....the limestone looks like grains flowing out of silossmile
since you are always the first to comment....i thought that i would reply to this one first....
i haven't done yesterdays yet because i hopped on a plane at 7:00 a.m. flew to Ottawa ....saw a specialist and flew back from Ottawa and got home at 8:30 p.m....1900 has been a long day.... but i will livegrin....petersmile
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 30 Jun 2011, 04:16
ROCK flowing??? is the mountain disintigrating? talk about yer global warming lololol another awesome pic!!!!
....peter:): Elaine!!!!smilesmilesmile.....that rock has been flowing off of that mountain for about 3 million has nothing to do with global warming that is causing our glaciers to recead very fastsad.....i am glad that you liked the pic!!!smile....petersmile
Another incredible picture, this lake is so blue... Belle image. Bz VAL smile
....peter:): Thank you very much Valérie.... Merci beaucoup VAL....Bisous....peter/pierresmile
I'm glad you stood back enough for us to see the trees - for scale. That thing is immense! Nice Peter!
....peter:): I am glad that i did it too Elizabeth....the trees helped a lot to frame this shot....thanks a bunch.....Happy Fourth of Julysmile....petersmile
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 30 Jun 2011, 06:16
ummm, Peter!!!!!!!! i know that mountains disintigrating over 3 million years has nothing to do with global warming, but wouldn't it be funny if global warming DID make rockbergs melt????? and THAT'S why they call it a JOKE hahahahaha thanks for showing me how stupid you think i am tho hahahahaha that's funny too smile
....peter:): Well ummmmm you got me there Elaine!!!!.....i guess that the joke is on me for not picking up on yours the first time.....the last thing that i would think of is putting you down .....and i mean thatsmile.....but i dig your rockburgs idea....hahaha....they had those on the Flintstones didn't they lol....i thinksmile....petersmile
Stunning view it is!!
....peter:): Thank you very much Marion....i appreciate it....petersmile
what is the height of that mountain chain?
....peter:): hi Chantal.....Castle Mountain has and elevation in range between 2680 and 2720 meters....Mount Robson the highest peak in the Rockies is 3959 meters....petersmile
  • Kala
  • United States
  • 30 Jun 2011, 07:48
Eisenhower never looked so good.

....peter:): I sort of agree with you on that Kale....i have some history about this peak that you just might fins interesting:
"The decision to rename Castle Mountain was made by Prime Minister Mackenzie-King on the day before the President was to pay a visit to Ottawa. As much as Eisenhower was respected, this arbitrary decision so enraged the Alberta government that it immediately formed its own geographical names board. It took thirty-three years and an Albertan as Prime Minister before Castle Mountain regained its original name in 1979. As a compromise, the prominent tower on the southern end of the mountain was given the name Eisenhower Peak."
Oh yes, I can see the rocks.
Like sands through the hourglass, the have withstood the test of time.

The telephone engineer is coming to install internet connection on the 11 July 2011.
Seems like a long time to wait…
....peter:): Thank you for your imaginative description of the mountain LC.
I think about the hourglass effect on many of the shots that i have taken in the mountains.
You were the first one to put my thoughts into words.
By the way are you a psychic toosmile

I guess that your Internet provider has the same hourglass as this mountainsmile
I am glad that you are still managing to get online.....and i won't ask how!!!
Mums the word....petersmile
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 30 Jun 2011, 08:43
Fab photo Peter
....peter:): Thanks Vintage....petersmile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 30 Jun 2011, 08:49
Presumably you couldn't walk up that slope Peter?
....peter:): Not me for sure Chris....but there are some brave climbers who would try it...Duhhhhsmile.....petersmile
Another great one, really well lit by the sun.
....peter:): Many thanks John....much appreciated....petersmile
That wonderful turquoise water again Peter
....peter:): It is very nice isn't it Bill....petersmile
Beautiful setting, the colour of the water is gorgeous smile
....peter:): Thank you Linda ....all if the glacier lakes and most rivers in the Rockies are that light emerald colour....but some call it turquoisesmile....petersmile
You really can't leave can you, don't blame you a bit wow
....peter:): Thank you Lorrainesmile....i hate to break it to you but i had to leave it.....this trip was taken in 2007....but it is still fresh in my is like i am still there when i look at these shots.....peter/pierresmile

  • scarlet
  • The Netherlands
  • 30 Jun 2011, 14:12
I could easily write down all the adjectives I know but that still wouldn't do this shot justice 'sigh'. I can't stop looking at the water.....
....peter:): You have used all of the adjectives that you needed to tell me how much you liked this Scarlet....thank you so very muchsmile....petersmile
Your whole series has been magnificent, Peter, but this one is particularly wonderful in the way you've captured the rock flowing from the mountain into the river.

We certainly live in a beautiful country. Happy July 1st., Peter; enjoy Canada's birthday.
....peter:): Thank you for saying it so well Beverlysmile.....London Caller said that they look like giant hourglasses....i have had the same thought about twenty other mountains that i shot during this trip....but it was the first time that someone mentioned it.... this is so much fun being a proud Canadiangrin....petersmile

  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 30 Jun 2011, 20:47
Amazing - how the mountains rise right up out of the river. Stunning landscape!
....peter:): I like the way that you said that Marcie.... it is also amazing how that very water has cut the entire Bow just over a billion yearsgrin
Happy Fourth of July ....we celebrate ours tomorrow.....or today since i am up so late....Good nightgrin....petersmile
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Jul 2011, 12:04
Great photo, that is a wonderful view.
....peter:): Thank you very much for the visit and your nice comment Cherie....petersmile

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