Vic Panei’s hike of Powderface Ridge
Powderface Ridge has an elevation of 7,250 feet (2,210 metres). It is located in the Elbow River Valley in Kananaskis Country, Alberta. This eight kilometre long, grass and tree covered ridge stretches from Prairie Creek in the north to the Elbow River to the west. You’ll find it east of Ford Creek and opposite Forgetmenot Ridge. Powderface Ridge can be clearly seen from Highway # 66. It was named after a Stoney Indian, Tom Powderface, who lived in the Bragg Creek area.
It was again a great day to be out stomping on the trails. It was cloudy and cool when we started. A cold, strong wind greeted us at the top of the ridge. We found shelter behind trees for lunch and then got out of the top in a hurry. By then, though, the skies started to open up here and there. And as it has been happing often this season, by the time we got back to the car, the sun was shining on us with bright blues skies everywhere but to the west.
(About Romulus and Remus:
Romulus and Remus were the legendary founders of Rome. Twin sons of Mars and Rhea Silvia, they were abandoned and cast adrift on the Tiber, ultimately washing ashore where they were suckled by a wolf and fed by a woodpecker. They were then adopted by a shepherd and later founded the city that was to become Rome. Romulus surrounded it with a wall, but Remus in contempt jumped over it so Romulus killed him and reigned alone in the city which was named for him.)
Check below the image gallery describing what Vic and his hiking friends encountered during their hike. Enjoy!
Vic Panei, is a Calgary resident and photographer. Vic has travelled & photographed the landscapes & people on several continents.