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South Sask Trip 8

Monday, October 07, 2013

My favorite scenery of my trip was when we got to explore these limestone formations. They are a part of the Ravenscrag Geological Formation, a government protected historical site.

A lot of women who made the climb just made a cursory look around then sat down as we only had a half an hour to look around. When we first arrived there were young kids sitting on top, but they disappeared as soon as our group came out and started climbing up.

We saw trails heading out all over the area. It was like these boulders were just randomly thrown around:

We were quite high up:

Just loved the little nooks and cubbyholes:

Guessing what the formations resembled is neat:

I can see where the local kids would have fun playing about these rocks!

You can see the well worn pathways leading everywhere:

While there was some carving of initials into the rocks, it was nice to see there was no graffiti spray painted anywhere. Love the walk throughs:

I wanted all day to explore here :-P

Well worn paths to every little opening:

Just so neat:

People were already starting to load the bus when we looked back:

These so reminded me of the hoodoos in Drumheller:

Mom wanted her photo taken on this interesting rock:

An arch formation was given the name La Roche Percee where the town got its name:

Early Indians had left petroglyphs which unfortunately had been obliterated by settlers carving their initials as they passed through which in turn were covered by modern people:

I had a great weekend, enjoying 210 minutes of hiking Saturday (although it was very cold and windy) and 235 minutes on a gorgeous Sunday with the coolness just right and a break from the wind :) Saturday's bridge club team game went okay, only 7 teams, but better than I expected after the regional had taken our club attendance well down (guess they were all bridged out and didn't feel like playing the week after)
Today is supposed to be our last warmest day so after directing my club game, I hope to wash windows -hoping my shoulder/arm/elbow will hold up!!
Have a Marvelous Monday!
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  • ENUFF81020
    Rock climbing and studies, trails, hiking, photography, family--you have so many awesome hobbies and activities that are part of who you are. I love it when you share your adventures. These photos. as always, are amazing.
    Take care my friend--I'll check in again soon!
    Gentle hugs,
    1711 days ago
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    I could spend a week enjoying such a terrific place. So glad that you and your mom were able to enjoy such a great trip!!! Thank you for sharing more wonderful pictures.
    Hope you didn't suffer any ill effects from washing your windows.
    Have a wonderful week.
    Continued blessings and hugs,
    1719 days ago
    I'm with you: I know I would have wanted to spend all day exploring those great rocks. Thanks for the pics!!
    1719 days ago
    WOW! You always have the BEST outdoor pics!

    1719 days ago
    Love places like this too!! That would be a fun hike, glad you got to go there!! emoticon
    1719 days ago
    Another great blog, Linda. Thanks for posting. We have a blustery day with 66 degrees and sunshine. We're suppose to have a cold front down from Canada, don't know if it's from your way. Winter is around the corner, so we expect anything.

    Hope your windows go well. Have a great night.

    1719 days ago
  • JUNEAU2010
    I would have loved this jaunt! How fun! I LOVE that first picture of your mom, too!
    1719 days ago
    What a wonderful trip! I need to visit your page more often -- you always have wonderful blogs with photos. As a matter of fact, your blogs were my inspiration for the one that I posted yesterday. (Thanks for commenting on mine, too!)

    Have a great week!
    1719 days ago
    Love the photos - another place added to my bucket list! Thanks Linda. Good luck with your arm/elbow and the windows. CJ
    1719 days ago
    emoticon photos - thanks for sharing!
    1719 days ago
    Great blog!
    1719 days ago
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