Saturday, September 11, 2010

Prairie Bouldering

Manitoba went by in a blink of an eye, but we ended up staying in Saskatchewan for a couple of days.

Kristal grew up in the small town of Oyen, on the eastern side of Alberta, and knew of some cool places to stop. We camped out in Grasslands National Park. Being so far from anything, the sky was quite spectacular.

The next day we drove through the park and saw some of the wildlife. They re-introduced Bison there a few years ago and it was cool to see them wandering about.

There were also several colonies of Prarie Dogs. Thanks go out to my Mom for letting me have her old telephoto lens.

After Grasslands we headed up to the small (really small) town of Hazlet, outside of which is one of the few large glacial erratics in southern Saskatchewan. Despite the small number of problems it was pretty cool to be doing some bouldering in the middle of the prairies.

The next day we headed down to Fort Walsh and checked out the 'Mystery Rocks', which aren't actually that mysterious, nor very large, but we still managed to find a couple of problems to entertain ourselves.

We finally decided to shoot some video as well, something we didn't get around to doing in the summer. I'm not sure if we'll do this very much, as it does take up quite a bit of time, so enjoy it while you can!

4 comments:

  1. I'm sad to see you "bouldering" on the rock near Hazlet, SK. There are very delicate pictographs right where I see your feet. I hope for the sake of future generations that you didn't damage them.

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  2. Would you be able to send me information on how to locate the mystery rocks? Or who to contact for directions?

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  3. Would you be able to send me information on how to locate the mystery rocks? Or who to contact for directions?

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  4. You're a clown dude. Stay off the ancient shit, man. And if you google "fort Walsh mystery rocks" you'll have a photo of them. Jeeeeezus Christ!

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