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Stephen Michalchuk  on a mountain in #Canada

In high school I took fine art instead of band. I ended up graduating grade 12 art with a 60% cause I only wanted to complete painting and drawing projects and nothing else. -
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They say the views are amazing 😉 Looks more like a landscape from 90’s era grunge rock band album cover. We’ll have to return on a clearer day, I suppose. Oh that’s too bad hahah #demmoodyPNWvibes #notPNW #mountainweather #livingsooooooooofolk
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Those mornings where the golden light hugs and defines the shapes and contours of the topography reminds me why I slog up mountains.
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They say that the Calgary Stampede is “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth”. But I reckon mountain bikers are pretty much the modern equivalent of cowboys - rippin’ down trails, droppin’, poppin’, just don’t let ‘er buck! @wildcatdan
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It’s because of you. It’s because of these hues of purples, pinks and oranges seen dancing in the clouds high above the Canadian Rockies at dawn and dusk. It’s because of the emotions that run through you as you gaze out in the distance and think “How is this real?” “How is this so beautiful?”. Many of these views are only found by suffering a bit, sweating up ball-bearing scree, working those calves and grunting after every step, up, up, and up a ridge or mountain. Your baseball cap is soaked and sweat stained but that doesn’t matter. It’s these views and sharing them with friends that are the reward. That is why I hike. #whyihike #liveyouradventure -
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Longest days of the year are happening right now. They’re pretty magical evenings if you get a chance to experience them up on a mountain.... ok, any evening is magical when there’s amazing light!
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It’s not up a beaten down trail, and no tourists will ever make their way up here, but that’s fine by me. These blue lakes never get old. Hell, we passed two older gents on the way up, which made them turn around and scramble something else because they were seeking absolute solitude. -
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Last year the wildfires were awful. The smoke was thick for most of the summer here in the Canadian Rockies. People were getting respiratory illnesses like bronchitis after hard aerobic activity outside. Although fires are great for moody shots like this one that don’t require a filter and as well for forest rejuvenation, but let me tell you about bronchitis... ain’t nobody got time for that! -
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There’s always the possibility for the mountains to dress up in white during the Spring and Summer.
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