To applaud Earth Day, I want to extol the beautiful corner of the Province of British Columbia where I live, as well as, draw awareness to the disappearance of the earth’s glaciers and to enter the Wild Weekly Photo Challenge # 28 Mountains.
I live in the southeast corner of British Columbia sandwiched between the southern range of the Rocky Mountains on the east and the Purcell range on the west. Beautiful and majestic!
This past weekend, I had the opportunity to view the documentary “Chasing Ice“. It is the quest by photographer James Balog and his foundation EIS to create global awareness for the amount of glacial ice that has disappeared within the last ten years. WOW! A definite eye opener to how global warming is affecting our planet.
There are two glaciers in my backyard that I have had the opportunity to hike to and admire the beauty of the area surrounding each of them.
Dibble Glacier is one of the last remaining glaciers in the Steeples. Walking along Dibble Pass, the glacier is visible nestled in the bowl of the surrounding mountains and the vista of the surrounding area is breathtaking.
Stanley glacier is located in Kootenay National Park. This hike is wonderful completed the latter part of August or early September. To be physically close to a massive slab of ice is very humbling. The vista of the surrounding mountains and the view across the valley is spectacular!
I truly hope as stewards in safeguarding our Earth, each of us will strive to incorporate small measures into our daily lives that will preserve our beautiful planet for many generations to come.