From Waterton through Crowsnest Pass

While the mountain goats stay, we have to move on. Another gorgeous morning, a drive to Read Earth Canyon and then along the foothills onto the Crowsnest route. We did stop at the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre to learn about the desasters which befell the area in the early 1900s, first the mountain slide, then a first Hillcrest mine accident and then the appalling coaldust explosion of 1914 which killed 189 miners, about 20% of the towns population, making instantly over 90 women to windows and 250 children bereft of their bread winner.
We stopped for the night in Fernie. Another 4 to 5 hrs driving and we will be back in Kaslo.

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