Hiking Banff National Park – Mount Bourgeau

After 20 years, we finally made a return visit to Bourgeau Lake. This time, we opted to hike beyond the popular Bourgeau Lake, pushing on to Harvey Pass and then to the summit of Mount Bourgeau. In my opinion, the unnamed tarn about 1.2 km beyond Bourgeau Lake is the scenic highlight of this route, with the views from Harvey Pass a close second. It was worth hiking all the way to the summit (once), but I'm not sure I'd do that again. This was the longest day hike we did in the Canadian Rockies in 2015, coming in at just under 25 km in just over 8 hours, with a total elevation gain of well over 1500 meters.


Photo Blogging Challenge – Rule of Thirds (August 2015)

Instead of the usual subject-oriented theme, this month our organizer challenged us to compose five images keeping the Rule of Thirds in mind. I've been concentrating on leading lines and clean edges in my photographs lately, so this was a good reminder to keep all the "rules" of composition in mind when composing shots. I …

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