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Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park
Alberta
May 19, 2007

The May long weekend was largely a bust. We had plans to go backpacking in the Front Range but we cancelled them because of bad weather. Instead we headed to Writing-On-Stone Park where the weather was considerably better.

We drove to the town of Milk River and set up camp before driving to Writing-On-Stone Park. We would have preferred to camp at the park but it was full.

At the park an area is set aside for backcountry hiking. It looked interesting on the Internet and I envisioned a long hike that would include exploring coulees. In reality it was a tiny area, only five kilometres long and a third as much wide. Nonetheless it was a fascinating area and thankfully, except for two others whom we never saw, we had the area to ourselves. The river crossing undoubtedly kept the crowds away. We delighted in the 25° weather.


Fording the Milk River


Entering Davis Coulee


Don't know if this feature has a name or not


I did some scrambling on an interesting wall


Cliff swallow mud nests


Deepest section of the coulee


Same as above


Couple fording the Milk River


Sweetgrass Hills to the south


Flowers and cactus


Rabbit


Plenty of interesting rock formations to explore


Dinah checks out a window


I checked out another window


Dinah appears to have climbed a hoodoo, when in fact she merely walked to
the other side of the coulee (mouse over).


Hawks

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