Mount Allan

 Posted by on September 28, 2001  Kananaskis Provincial Park  Add comments
Sep 282001
 

Mount Allan on the left, from the route on Mount Collembola The Centennial Trail follows the long ridge

Mount Allan on the left, from the route on Mount Collembola The Centennial Trail follows the long ridge

The summer was getting old, and so, it was nice to once again reaffirm the belief that all was well in the soul. To get out when the world is crazy, this is good.

I set off for the summit of Mt. Allan on that fateful day and found myself enjoying a fantastic trail to this worthy summit. On the way up I stopped for a bite to eat and as always I shared some of my Punjab mix and a few sardines. The Punjab was my latest food craze. It’s tasty stuff but I have since discontinued its use. Too salty, too glycemic.

Higher up the mountain is a brief bit of scrambling, this is where I took off. I had a load of nervous energy that day, and I was in a speedy mode. Someone made some comment about “don’t have a heart attack” or something, but I had to flail myself on the mountain, furthering my exhaustion.

I’ve been eating a bit more fish and eggs just incase a lack of long chained fats in my new vegetarian diet had something to do my moodiness that fall, but I think it’s a combination of factors. (911) and maybe I had too much fun. The mountains really put a spark in your life.


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oth abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend… when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that’s present — love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure — the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience Heaven on earth.

Sarah Ban Breathnach
American Author


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t is in these acts called trivialities that the seeds of joy are forever wasted, until men and women look round with haggard faces at the devastation their own waste has made, and say, the earth bears no harvest of sweetness — calling their denial knowledge.

George Eliot
1819-1880, British Novelist

Anyways, here are some more photos for you to enjoy.

Bye for now and happy scrambling folks.

Mount Allan Panorama

Mount Allan Panorama

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.

Mahatma Gandhi
1869-1948, Indian Political, Spiritual Leader

am prejudiced in favor of him who, without impudence, can ask boldly. He has faith in humanity, and faith in himself. No one who is not accustomed to giving grandly can ask nobly and with boldness.

Johann Kaspar Lavater
1741-1801, Swiss Theologian, Mystic

Cutting the space budget really restores my faith in humanity. It eliminates dreams, goals, and ideals and lets us get straight to the business of hate, debauchery, and self-annihilation.

Johnny Hart

Mount Allan Gallery