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Today, we had a very easy 60 plus mile transition from the majestic mountains of Waterton Lakes NP to the rolling plains of Fort Macleod.
After getting set up at the Daisy May Campground, we drove to old Fort Macleod and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police museum. There we learned about how the Canadian Mounted Police were first formed and their first mission to roust ...
... the bull in the front realised the edge was there, it was too late, the whole herd ran over the cliff to their death. The people would then dry the meat and make it into a powder with saskatoon berries as food for the winter, use the skins for clothes and blankets, and even the bones were used.
At the top you could walk out to the jump, and there was a walk out to the bottom where they fell also, although we didn't bother ...
... of life that had existed for many thousands of years and then came to an abrupt holt with onset of White settlement in the 1800's The location of the Museum is at the location where the Buffalo would be herded on top of a cliff and then made to stampede over a cliff to there death so that the Aboriginal's ( Canada's version) would then be able to gather the meat , hides and bones etc so that they could survive the harsh winters. The meat would be dried ...
... have needed to go to the Dinosaur Provincial Park where most are now found , but then I have no idea what we could have left out.
Alongside a number of fossilised dinosaurs were the story of how they were found. A prize exhibit, the Black Beauty (named for the colour the fossilised bones had absorbed) had been found by 2 high school students. Others had been found by keen amateurs who then contacted the museum for proper removal and treatment.
The museum was ...
... in a bikini. BRRRRR!
Had an Indy experience when two white-tail deer darted in front of me. Fortunately saw the first one coming across road and slowed in time to miss the second. Glad it was daylight, would not have seen them at night. Counted 6 pronghorns, countless ground squirrels, the deer, and several hawks.
Toured the Fort MacLeod museum this afternoon. If you ever are by ...