Banff and Calgary Events

The few days in Banff managed to be a pretty successful with a mix of good luck with the weather.  Had a lot of snow every day I was there but did manage to get some good shots from the top of Sulphur Mountain when it finally broke for a bit.  It climbs to 2,281m at peak and then a few more meters after you walk up their skywalk.  Pretty cool set up, I’m not sure that its worth 30 bucks for an 8 minute gondola ride.  I ended up riding for free since I stole my buddies drivers license, apparently if you live in Banff or Canmore you can ride for free.  After that did some spa clubbing up at the Rimrock resort with their pretty insane pool and hot tub combo since we knew someone saying there.

Rimrock Pool ---

Rimrock Pool ---

After my few days in Banff I managed to ram into Calgary yesterday afternoon.  Did some walking around later in the evening and picked up a new backpack to go running with so I can carry my camera on my back while I’m out pounding the pavement.  Ended up getting the mec Drangonfly 17 litre daypack, ran with it today and was pretty happy with it and also got some pretty good shots at the same time.  Weather is nice and warm, nice change from the snow storm in banff that was going on a few days ago.

Later on the night turned to drunkered party with a stop a new pub then a trip to the saddledom to watch the Roughreck lacrosse team win the league championship.  Pretty crazy game, good time and looked like it was close to being a sell out. Here  an article about the game…  After the game we ended up a some bar, was pretty fun til they blew the fuse on the sound system and took them for ever to get it up again.  After that not sure what happened but my head hurt when I got up.

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Check out my flickr for the updates on my shots of the week.  Took some nice shot while running today, we’ll see if I get around to adding them today.

Shot close to COP

Shot close to COP