Monday, October 8, 2012

Mount Rundle, Banff National Park

Mount Rundle, as seen from the outskirts of the town of Banff on Tunnel Mountain Road, shows some clear geological structure, revealing even for non-experts like me a clearer sense of amazing power and mindboggling time inherent in the forces that have shaped these landscapes.  Sketches cannot possibly do justice to the sheer massiveness and overwhelming presence of these mountains.

Despite the magnitude and ruggedness, there is also something gracious and compassionate here... take for instance the ways in which what I assume is a harder layer in the rock that has created a gentle ledge consistently across the mountain, allowing trees to take root.

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