As always I am excited to explore my ‘new’ home – Alberta, Canada. My good friend, Linda and I decide on a direction and go. This last long weekend saw us head south and end up in Medicine Hat. Along the way we stopped to marvel at the landscape, animals and sights.
Rochon Sands – http://www.albertaparks.ca/rochon-sands.aspx
Drumheller – http://traveldrumheller.com/
Hotel in Medicine Hat as our base. Largest tepee.
Medicine Hat – http://www.canadianbadlands.com/
We were fortunate to travel the back roads thereby encountering a great deal of wildlife – several herds of pronghorns, three golden eagles, prairie hawks by the dozen, gophers, deer, rabbits, a turkey vulture, seagulls, pelicans, ducks and prairie chickens not to mention – horses, cattle, and goats.
The geology of the Badlands is the result of ice age glaciers, sedimentary layers of rocks, such as shale, coal, and silt. Erosion gives rise to hoodoos and distinctive horizontal coloured bands on the faces of hills. The movement of the ice and its formation and receding also make the area interesting. Driving through we saw large undulating hills for miles and then suddenly completely flat plains and then forested hills.
Our furthest point was Wild Horse on the Alberta/Montana border. We will continue our trip today heading north again traveling new roads.
Our last stop on Monday was Writing on Stone – an apt visit for two authors don’t you think?
We continue today making our way back home on new roads.
Which road trip have you liked best?