In Canada we have many types of mountains… Growing up the Niagara Escarpment was ‘the mountain’ to me. It was steep and big especailly when you were little. People in my small town referred to it as the ‘mountain’. You either lived on the mountain, in town, or by the lake.Comparitively it is an anthill when you look at Canada’s other mountain ranges.
Each summer we went out East to visit family and drove along the Cabot Trail, part of the Appalachian Mountains. They were much bigger than our mountain. The twists and turns along a steep windy road was scary due to the stories from family and many a close call of accidents and near misses. The endless view from the rolling hills of the ocean where it meets the blue sky is worth the trip.
We are also home to the Rocky Mountains to our West. My first trip West was in 2004. The mountains and fresh pine air was amazing. Banff and Lake Louise, divine. I returned in 2007 and we did a small road trip through the Rockies along the Alberta and British Columbia border. It was late April and into early May. To my surprise I awoke to a fluffy snowfall and was amazed to see snow when at home it was 15 degrees warmer. In the foothills it was warmer and as we drove higher we had snow, lower rain. On the East of the Rockies we had snow and rain, but when we crossed over onto the West side we had clear skies and sunshine. Due to their size the Rockies affect the weather 🙂
Thanks to Ailsa at Where’s My Backpack for this week’s theme.