rockies, moose and glacial ice fields

imageWifi is not strong in the mountains but will post as many pictures for you as the highway allows. We listened to the CBC as we wound our way up to the border between US and Canada. School is starting in Canada and there is concern that school age people are getting too much screen time and not enough sunshine and physical activity. We saw firetrucks in small towns with US flags at half mast extended on their ladders… as we heard reports on the increasing number of Syrian refugees fleeing from the violence of war..and we listened as it was discussed how it could be possible for the US to stop violence by asserting it surgically by drone attacks. I thought about families and children and the future….
We arrived at our off the beaten track hotel in Banff where we had hoped to be able to observe wildlife in abundance and we found out that the Moose population has been decimated by an unknown virus and the only surviving seven moose** in the area had been wiped out in an avalanche only recently.

Changing the world is hard work but it seems the only worthy activity.

Today we will travel to Jasper over glacial ice-fields in hopes of encountering wildlife. Yesterday there were reports of wolves on the road.

**
CORRECTION. It was not a group of seven moose killed by avalanche. It was caribou.

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Educator, musician, social justice activist...and now a blogger. Children deserve unflinching support from adults.....they deserve nothing less. All kids . Everybody's kids. Everywhere.
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