Saturday, May 30, 2009

May 30th 2000km Cypress Hills - Antelope & Pelicans

Wow - Cypress Hills has been described as a green oasis in a praire dessert for obvious reasons. It is high, has hills and trees and even alpine fauna, it is a gem stradling the Alberta/Saskatchewan border, we loved it and spent three nights here. First night at Michel Reservoir, other two at West Block Campsite where James caught a brown trout in the Adams river.
Visited Elkwater, cute small resort area of wealthy Albertans with big trucks and powerful motorboats. Nice sandy beach lake. We played mini golf. Lady running the mini golf moved here from Romford 40 years ago. Woman running the store was from Wiltshire.
This is the highest point east of the Rockies now from here all the way to Labrador. 1552 metres above sea level and 600 meters above the surrounding prairie. We loved it.
photos to follow

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