Evening Beauty - Banff National Park, Alberta

Can you imagine a mountain range that stretched from Philadelphia to San Francisco with many of the mountains in the range towering over 14,000 feet? How about one that was up to 300 miles wide and had numerous glaciers, lakes, forests and national parks? That imaginary mountain range would be almost 2,900 miles long. Wouldn't you love to visit it whenever you could? Well, I am here to tell you that it DOES exist, but instead of going east to west, it goes north to south. That's right, I am talking about the Rocky Mountains that starts (or ends) in northern British Columbia and ends (or starts) over 3,000 miles away in New Mexico. 

The Rockies are my favorite place to visit and the beauty that you see in photos, videos and movies do not do it justice. I wish I could explore their entire length, but due to money and time constraints, I have to pick the best places along the range. One of those best places is Banff National Park, pictured here at Johnson Lake, which is located just outside the town of Banff. I try to get to Banff every two years and am planning to revisit this coming June. That's a long way away, but I guess I will have to rely on photos and my memories to revisit from Connecticut.