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Tag along on some of the traveling and camping that I do. I love camping when shooting and shooting when I camp as I can get the amazing light of early morning and late night. An added benefit is that with the camper I can stay at locations that others have to travel to as I don’t need a hotel or a restaurant.
There is a lot of snow in those there mountains. October 4, 2018 and most years there may be a light dusting of snow, or maybe some frost but this year the snow is cold and deep. Great for building the snow pack and for pictures, not so great for people or animals trying to get through it.
An afternoon trip to Writing on stone this past weekend. It was overcast and cool but the colors were amazing!!! Love this park when it is not unbearably hot!
Surprisingly there were a lot of people camping considering the weather was cool and damp. But as usual as soon as you walk a few feet into the coulees you may hear the people but you seldom see them. Not a lot of animals out this trip, saw a number of Pronghorns just outside the park but that was it.
While I was sitting in the van having some supper a crazy couple pealed into the parking lot in their passenger van 🙂 . The driver got out and was seeing if he needed bug spray before heading out to shoot. As he turned towards me we both said “Mike” at the same time. It was a couple that I knew from Lethbridge that had moved to Calgary a number of years ago and they were stopping there for the night to shoot. When you consider the size of Canada running into someone in a remote part of Saskatchewan is weird! I have to say that the sand hills do seem to be a popular place considering how remote it is!!
For a number of years I have wanted to go to the Saskatchewan Sand Hills. These are not the ones up north that you need to fly into but they are the ones in southern Saskatchewan. I had read up on them, researched how to get there and was ready to go a couple years ago. My problem was that I wanted to stay there overnight and having a RV was a sure way to attack attention, or so I thought, as there is no camping in the area. So now that I have the van set-up and with our former neighbors living out that way, off it was last week. The drive was a little mixed up as I went from Lethbridge to Medicine Hat, then to Eston then back down to the sand hills. My trip was a little longer than it should have been but it did allow me to see some friends and to cross on the ferry – three times!