Saturday, June 17, 2006

Where Am I?

Back from vacation! I was in Canmore, Alberta, Canada, and it was very, very pretty. I'll post a picture soon to make all of you swoon and exclaim "hey, that looks like where they filmed 'Brokeback Mountain!'" To which I will respond, "it IS where they filmed 'Brokeback Mountain!'" Well, more or less. But we did meet the sled dog that had a cameo in that movie as a wolf. At the same sled dog kennel (even in the great outdoors, 150 dogs smell like 150 dogs) we met another tenant who was indeed 90%wolf, and looked it. Still a sweetie, though. He even let Baby Z. give him a pat.

While the region was full of stealthy wolves and moose, and home to not so shy big horned elk, what makes Canmore and the Banff National Park area so special and famous and the sheer number of bears, both black bears and grizzlies. We didn't see any, of course, but their stories both preceded and followed us. As in, "You didn't see the bear? There was one hanging around here this morning." Or the local newspaper story that contained the line "the bear chased the mountain biker on his bike."

Then again, who am I to complain? A year ago, right around this time (the peak of breeding/berry season), a bear ate some girl in Canmore. So better to hear about them then see them, I suppose.


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