Thursday, September 23, 2010

Busy two weeks.

At the beginning of August I told you all in a post that I would post again with what happened the weekend before. It was too much to put into one and now I have finally gotten around to it. There are a lot of pictures but I think it's worth it!
So Bad Ass Mod and I got together this particular weekend out at Corman Air Park. We knew it was going to be an epic adventure when we arrived at the field at exactly the same time.
We didn't have all that much fuel on board so we made a stop in Kindersly to top up the tanks.

The weather was good enough but not exactly perfect. But this makes for some excellent views over the prairies

When we arrived at Pincher creek the weather was good and we were hungry. Unfortunately nobody delivers Pizza to the airport, we tried everyplace even a few from the wrong town, no dice.
From here we headed into the Crowsnest pass to have a look at Frank's slide. I've seen it from the ground before and it is crazy how much rock slide down this mountain. From the air you get an even better perspective on what a fallen mountain looks like. The picture doesn't do it justice there is a valley filled with what was a mountain.
We did a lap of this peak just for kicks and then decided to see what was on the other side of the pass.
Found another mountain decimated by people but this time they didn't undermine it and have the whole thing fall down. It looks like they started at the top and haven't quit digging since.
Once we got through the pass we headed north for a bit and found the Elk Valley strip just outside of Sparwood. This is a pic of a nice sideslip to get down to the field. We chilled here for a while to take in the view......

It wasn't good enough so we moved the couch.

We did a lap of this 'hill' on the way back through the pass.

And then headed North East across the prairies again to stop in Vulcan to see some friends. I like that they wrote down the name for us so that we knew we were landing in the right spot!

It was an awesome trip and definitely worth the $400-$600 spent on fuel!

We made it back to toon town with a bit of a tail wind and it didn't take to long even though we had to head north and come in from the west because of some bad weather around Kindersly the next day.