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This longhorn cow is in a snowy field near Sugarcreek, Ohio just off County Road 70.

The picture on the left was taken in Waterton Lakes National Park of Canada here.

The other picture was taken at Banff National Park of Canada here.

“Rugged, windswept mountains rise abruptly out of gentle prairie grassland in spectacular Waterton Lakes National Park. Here, several different ecological regions meet and interact in a landscape shaped by wind, fire, flooding, and abundant plants and wildlife. The park helps protect the unique and unusually diverse physical, biological and cultural resources found in the Crown of the Continent: one of the narrowest places in the Rocky Mountains.”

For more information visit Parks Canada.

Posted by jarvie at 21 March 2011

Category: Illinois, JD 2011 East Coast RoadTrip, Picture of the day

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We stopped in inner city area walked out over what seemed like frozen dunes (maybe) out toward the lake and got some shots… we’re shooting north so that’s Chicago out in the distance.

The arrow shows the exact location I was standing for the picture.
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Link to google maps here

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Envisioning the Temple of the Sun and the Moon in Capitol Reef National Park at Twilight

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BTW this is the scene I woke up to in this same location the next morning (Below)

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A pair of large monoliths, the sun and the moon, dominate Upper Cathedral Valley in Capitol Reef National Park.

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On a drive from the East entrance of the park down to the valley floor for some late evening and sunset pictures at the Court of the Patriarchs

Here are some just prior to sunset just on the west side of the tunnel.

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Below is on the valley floor near the river that runs through the park

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And then the shots as the last rays of light bring life to the clouds near these peaks. – Following pictures were taken from here at the stop for the Court of the Patriarchs

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Official Zion National Park Website – http://www.nps.gov/zion/index.htm

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Zion National Park is located in the Southwestern United States, near Springdale, Utah. A prominent feature of the 229 square miles (590 km2) park is Zion Canyon, which is 15 miles (24 km) long and up to half a mile (800 m) deep, cut through the reddish and tan-colored Navajo Sandstone by the North Fork of the Virgin River. The lowest elevation is 3,666 ft (1,117 m) at Coalpits Wash and the highest elevation is 8,726 ft (2,660 m) at Horse Ranch Mountain. Located at the junction of the Colorado Plateau, Great Basin, and Mojave Desert regions, the park’s unique geography and variety of life zones allow for unusual plant and animal diversity. Numerous plant species as well as 289 species of birds, 75 mammals (including 19 species of bat), and 32 reptiles inhabit the park’s four life zones: desert, riparian, woodland, and coniferous forest. Common plant species include cottonwood, Cactus, Datura, Juniper, Pine, Boxelder, Sagebrush, yucca , and various willows. Notable megafauna include mountain lions, mule deer, and Golden Eagles, along with the reintroduced Bighorn Sheep. Zion National Park also has rare and endangered species such as the Peregrine Falcon, Mexican spotted owl, California condor, desert tortoise, and the Zion snail (found nowhere else on earth). Zion National Park includes mountains, canyons, buttes, mesas, monoliths, rivers, slot canyons, and natural arches.

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The first sun rays hit the very top of the mountain peak across the lake at Waterton National Park in Alberta Canada.

All pictures taken in Late December of 2010 – Courtesy of JarvieDigital Photography

We’ll be featuring a lot of pictures from this road trip to Canada and down to California

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These are the first rays on another peak on the same day.

Below is just before the sun hits the park or any of the peaks

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One more look of the first rays of sun to light up those clouds.

Here’s a bit more of the scene the other direction

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If you’ve never been to Waterton it’s right on the USA – Canada Border in Alberta

In fact the mountain in the above picture probably is partially in USA

To learn more about Waterton go to their site

You can also see the Wikipedia Entry

And one random site that caters to trips to Waterton