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Three Sisters Parkway

Shortly after Spillway Lake, Smith Dorrien Trail devolves to gravel. It’s wide and dusty and there’s a good bit of traffic, surprisingly, so I keep the camera stowed.


I am glad when I see the first sprinkles on the windscreen. Some rain to settle the dust would be great. Brenna is excited for it too.


“Oh, yea!” she says when drops begin to hit her visor.


I twist the throttle to speed up, knowing the wet road will be more tractable and to help windstream the rain around us. We pass around one car then another and another.


Rain and gravel end not long before the Three Sisters Parkway descent — a twisting two-lane highway — out of the mountains and down to the resort town of Canmore.

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Taken on August 30, 2019