A reflection on the 2017 field season

The photos in Mountain Legacy Project’s online explorer tell us incredible stories about the landscapes of the Rocky Mountains and Foothills—but what about the stories behind the camera? Julie Fortin, a Master’s student with the Mountain Legacy Project, looks back on her experiences during the 2017 field season.

The Robson Finale and Returning Home

What I forgot we did around the tail end of our stint in the Clearwater: HORSE-BACK RIDING!!! Jenna, Mary, and I went for an afternoon trail ride with the coolest guy: Clayton, and his horses Fox, Steel, Coco, and Kelly! What a fun time! Here are a couple choice...

B’s, Be’s, and Bees.

At the Grande Cache Visitor’s Center, among the maps and directions I asked for, I also picked up this book: Mountain Weather: Backcountry Forecasting and Weather Safety for Hikers, Campers, Climbers, Skiers, and Snowboarders (2007). Among the first of...

“Damn, this is a straight highway!”

That was Mary’s comment on the road immediately outside of Valemount, heading to Mt. Robson Provincial Park, where we have been camping for the past almost-week. We made the drive from Grande Cache safely down, after a brief stopover in Edson, to return our...