Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Canada Trip, Part 11

The highway passes through Frank's Slide.

Near Crowsnest Pass.

Frank's Slide

Frank's Slide is an amazing sight to behold. Some time during the early part of the 19th century, a mountainside collapsed and buried the town below, killing at least 70 people. The massive boulders are still visible on the valley floor, where a highway now carves through the field of rocky debris. It's worth the stop to feel the enormity of that once catastrophic event.

Crowsnest Pass

I'm about half way home by the time I reach Crowsnest Pass, and I stop to photograph the mountains. It's one last chance to show off the magnificent beauty of western Canada.

More to come...

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