Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Horsethief Canyon -- Drumheller, AB -- May 25, 2009

A few kilometers outside of Drumheller, just when you think you're hitting the bald prairie again, this massive expanse of land opens up as far as the eye can see.

Horsethief Canyon. It's known for its spectacular view as well as the bright yellow canola fields that surround the area (unfortunately we were too early in the season). Just before the highway turnoff to the viewpoint, the oil pumps begin to dot the prairie landscape. Amazing how everything ties together.

Horsethief Canyon is aptly named. Horse thieves used the canyon to hide their stolen horses until they could be sold. Hard to imagine being able to find anything here.....


Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

Gorgeous post and photos!!!

Hugs, JJ

Michelle said...

Thanks JJ!