Daily Archives: June 2, 2009

Radium Hot Springs: Views, Golf and Ink Pots

Our trip to Radium was beautiful, warm and fun! It was really nice to get away for the weekend, play some golf, wander around and visit the hot springs.

The Views:

If you ever get a chance to come to Western Canada, Radium Hot Springs is a nice place to visit. Even the drive from Calgary to Radium is beautiful.

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Vermillion Pass

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The Continental Divide

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Last year’s forest fire

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Red Rocks by the Hot Springs

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The Hot Springs themselves – the river runs right underneath the complex!

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Bighorn Sheep

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Inukshuks in Invermere

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House of Faces.

Golf:

We had the chance to go golfing – twice! Mr. Bean had never really played before and I haven’t played in a while, so it was a bit of a gong show.

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The second time we rented a cart and it was entertaining to zip around in it.

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Since it was Mr. Bean’s birthday, he finished off our second game of golf with pie!

Ink Pots:

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The ink pots are springs that spew  iron oxide and hydroxide.

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That’s why it’s such a lovely colour of red/orange because it’s basically rust.

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It was used by Native Americans as dye and at the turn of the century as paint pigment.

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What did you do this weekend?

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