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Monday mountains 4

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The many Mondays this month let you marvel at mountains. This time it’s the grand sweep of Cirrus Mountain in the northern part of Banff National Park, Alberta, recorded on September 4, 2017. Thanks to the good folks at Travel Alberta for the identification.

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

January 22, 2018 at 4:49 AM

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  1. The linked article made reference to cirrus clouds that form at the peak, but they missed the cirrus-like nature of the mountain itself. Not only is the nice, curving sweep of a line of cirrus visible, so are the puffy little clouds that often accompany cirrus. Clouds carved in stone, naturally: who would have thought?


    January 22, 2018 at 8:06 AM

    • Not I, I’m sorry to say: I missed the metaphor of the mountain itself as a cirrus cloud. What I didn’t miss was the chance to photograph this majestic mountain. The road passes north through a valley, just to the right of the picture frame, and then rises as it curves up and up to a high place with a parking area made to order for viewing and taking pictures like this one.

      Steve Schwartzman

      January 22, 2018 at 8:26 AM

  2. Gorgeous!


    January 22, 2018 at 7:26 PM

    • On this trip I saw some mountains in Montana’s Glacier National Park, but the Canadian Rockies blew them away.

      Steve Schwartzman

      January 22, 2018 at 8:59 PM

  3. Majestic


    January 23, 2018 at 3:20 PM

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