Mt. Elizabeth/Mt. Bolton/Lax¯ukw taken from Kitimat Hospital Beach, August 3, 2023.
Super moon over Kitimat BC at 5:15 am, August 2, 2023. Most of the lights are from the LNG Canada construction project. (Robin Rowland)
Black and white version of the same super moon shot (Robin Rowland)
August sturgeon super moon over Kitimat, 5:13 a.m. August 2, 2023. (Robin Rowland)
The supermoon over Kitimat and the LNG project earlier at 4:30 a.m. (Robin Rowland)
Waxing 97 per cent super moon rising over Kitimat, July 31 (Robin Rowland)
Sunset over Kitimat and Douglas Channel, July 31, 2023 (Robin Rowland)
Look closely and you will see the white head of a bald eagle perched in a tree at MK Bay, taken from MK Bay West Park.
A great blue heron stalks the Kitimat waterfront at MK Bay in a stormy fall rain squall.
A small lake in a bowl at the peak of Trapline Mountain on a sunny August morning. (Robin Rowland)
GPS route to Trapline Mountain (Google Earth)
On Monday August 5, friends invited me along for a trip to Trapline Mountain to photograph the alpine. Trapline Mountain is about 30 kilometres east of Terrace, BC. You get to the mountain first by driving along the road that follows the Copper River and then taking a rough access road to the peak. At the peak is a BC Hydro microwave communications tower. The area is popular with photographers, ATV enthusiasts and the occasional campers in the summer and snowmobilers in the winter.
Black and white images
I have converted most of the images to black and white. Depending on the image I either used Photoshop or SilverEfx.
Another view from the peak of Trapline Mountain. (Robin Rowland)
Another of the mini-lakes at the peak of Trapline Mountain. (Robin Rowland)
The peak of Trapline Mountain. (Robin Rowland)
The tree line just below the peak. (Robin Rowland)
A vertical view of the lake. (Robin Rowland)
A sharp distant peak. (Robin Rowland)
Another view of the mountains. (Robin Rowland)
Flowers and reeds at the shore of a lake a little lower on the mountain. If you look carefully you will see a swarm of flies. (Possibly mayflies?) (Robin Rowland)
Bright plants track a small stream through the alpine. (Robin Rowland)
Ferns and flowers among the broken rocks of the peak. (Robin Rowland)
The peak of Trapline Mountain is absolutely beautiful. So I have included some colour images.
A view from the peak. (Robin Rowland)
A closer view. (Robin Rowland)
Another view. (Robin Rowland)
GPS track to the peak of Trapline Mountain (Google Earth)
Haaland Ave. Waterfall
Haaland Ave. Waterfall tumbles off a cliff into the Copper River.
The Haaland Avenue falls on the Copper River, (Robin Rowland)
A pole among the rocks below the falls. (Robin Rowland)
The 93% waning gibbous moon sets over the mountains of Kitimat early Sunday March 24, 2019 as the sun rises. (Robin Rowland)
A closer view of the waning moon over the mountains of Kitimat (Robin Rowland)
The rising sun begins to illuminate the mountain slopes as the moon sets. (Robin Rowland)
Smoke from the Rio Tinto plant over Kitimat harbour as the sun rises on a frosty Sunday morning March 24, 2019. (Robin Rowland)
Went out for the monthly shore bird count this morning in the midst of the Polar Vortex hitting the west coast.About -8 C with a cold wind off Douglas Channel which probably made it even colder than airport windchill of -15. Even the birds, it seems, were huddling some place hidden for warmth.
A bald eagle hovers over Douglas Channel at sunrise. (Robin Rowland)
Ice on a snag (an old log) at the Kitamaat Village waterfront looks like alien invaders. (Robin Rowland)
Sunrise over Douglas Channel on an icy Sunday morning. (Robin Rowland)