Kootenay River in Kootenay National Park
July 7, 2007.
We are staying in the Tunnel
Mountain National Park Campground in Banff, Alberta. Tunnel Mountain Campground
offers full hookups, no hookups, and electricity only. We are in one of the $29.70
electricity only sites. I do not know what FHU or no hookups cost but they are
all in the same area. All sites are paved.
like this will take your breath away.
we are following the Kootenay
River to its headwaters high on the Continental Divide.
The milky color of the Kootenay River is from
tiny bits of rock called glacial flour. This is pure glacier run off and the water
is saturated with small particles of rock that have been ground to pieces by the
addition to the deep green of the conifer forest small white flowers are lining
We keep getting higher and higher as we continue
to follow the Kootenay River. Note that we are getting much closer to the snow.
The white flowers are so thick along here that
they appear to be snow.
valley is beginning to narrow and we are getting closer to the mountain.
that this is limestone and shales that have been thrusted up when two of the earths
this picture you can easily see the layers of sedimentary rock rising from the
are nearing the pass over the Continental Divide.
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