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Flying Through the Mountains: The Road to Wedge Pond

Here is the final post in my Rocky Mountain series. By now, some of you may know how much I love road trips. Taking the backroads into the mountains, or across the expanse of the Canadian prairies, or driving from Calgary through Montana, Idaho and Utah to Las Vegas, or even all the way down to Los Angeles, is one of my favourite things to do.

 

Here's a little "flying down the road" clip of our glorious day in the mountains. This first gravel road in the video is called “Sibbald Creek Trail”; it’s a gravel forestry road which leads off of the TransCanada Highway west of Calgary and winds into the foothills leading into the Rocky Mountains. It joins up with Kananaskis Trail (Highway 40), the main road through the mountains of Kananaskis Country. The ski hill in the distance at the end of this video is Nakiska Mountain Resort (where the 1988 Calgary Olympic ski events were held).

 

We especially love to drive these roads mid-week and off-season when there is practically no traffic. We passed no vehicles on the Sibbald Creek gravel road and only a very few vehicles on the paved mountain highway.

 

I did all the filming (still trying to figure out the new video camera) and the video editing (using Vegas Video Pro). The original music soundtrack was created by my partner using GarageBand (for iPad).

 

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Taken on February 17, 2012