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Created 11-Mar-12
Modified 11-Mar-12
Visitors 31
17 photos
2012.03.10 | Calgary urban hike – Pearce Estates / Inglewood / Ramsay | +-7.0km

Maiden voyage for my Canon 60D, just getting it in my hands and playing with the settings. A little out of practise, I haven't been shoot'n much lately. But the results are as good or better than I was used to getting with my Rebel so there will only be improvement moving forward.

We were going to go snowshoeing but we were both feeling a little reticent about it... warm temps mean snow balling on the snowshoes, and the mountain forecast was a little sketchy... and, lets be honest, we weren't feeling all that lively. A trip to Calgary for a little urban hike seemed like the ticket on this warm sunny day.

We started (and finished) at Pearce Estate Park, by the fish hatchery. The route we chose took us along the Bow River, then across it to St. Georges Island, St. Patricks Island, then back across past Fort Calgary, along the Elbow River and up the steps to Scotsman's hill in Ramsay, then back down thru Inglewood.
Shannon the duck whispererDuck that knows an empty hand when he sees itPearce Estates (Fish hatchery building at right)Railroad bridge over the BowHeavily cropped duck... love the bigger sensor on this cameraDowntown CowtownCrossing to Fort CalgaryBison at Fort CalgarySome bums along the Elbow RiverSaddledome and Downtown Calgary from Scotsman's hillTallest building is the not quite finished Bow buildingInglewood, thought the Yogi sign was funnyWildlife viewing structures at Pearce Estate park