We took a little road trip last (Easter) Sunday down to Bragg Creek and, well, I can't resist taking pictures ;) Now, I must admit I have not got a lot of knowledge about the area around Bragg Creek, I have only been there by the good nature of my friends, so I see what they want to see and don't get much chance to explore. Frankly, I am just happy to get out of the city and close to the mountains. Click to enlarge on any photo.
These next few were taken from many miles away on Hwy 22 after lunch in Olds.
Once in Bragg Creek, the trick is to find parking.
As you can see the little shopping centre (the reason to go there) parking area is packed, most of it is given over to bikers. Sadly our favourite little shop is now history. The replacement is not as exciting, so I don't imagine we will be back any time soon,
Some kind person picked up this fallen nest, I don't imagine it will ever be used again though.
After a wander through the shops, we headed a bit further south, that is until the hwy was closed to traffic. We stopped and took a chance to stretch and take photos. We were looking for an alternate route home, but that ended rather abruptly. I also think we would have run out of road looking at the map anyway.
It gave us an opportunity to stop in at the Provincial park at Bragg Creek and take some more photos. (Yes, there is a person reading on the picnic table there - there were lots of people picnicking)
Then we were able to stop and get a good shot of the creek in melt.
And learn a bit about the area.
On the way back we stopped to get a photo of the hoodoos and if you enlarge, you can see a hawk or eagle on the tree at the top of the hill. Sadly, he had a bit to much to drink and is blurry.
The setting sun as we near home.
On a clear day in Alberta you can see forever!
Same stop as the above photo.
Just about home (12 hours later) and the sun and clouds were conspiring to make super essess!
Here is a map of the trip. We wound up going back the same way as we got a bit of a late start. I hope you enjoyed our trip almost to the mountains. The deer and goats and birds we saw were just too fast for me to capture from a moving vehicle this trip.
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Have a good day all.