Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Fun fact - Calgary is second only to Toronto as the home of major Canadian Corporations

Today went up all the way to Coliseum mountain, a truly scenic mountain standing at 2040m, that gave a 360 degree view of the surroundings. The way up was filled with perils as we had to circumvent the mountain on its steep (think 45degrees) rocky (think very rocky) slopes near the top, where cold wind (think very cold strong wind... wenzheng and I were singing ‘Cold wind blows’ army song...) blows continuously. Up on the top seemed to me another world that was quiet and untouched by civilization. Not much animals found at that height, less a group of sparrows (are they sparrows? Must be some high-flyers...) and a goose-like animal that shied away on seeing us. Superb place, I tell you, if you ignore the cold winds and freezing balls in your pants. You might want to google for pics (up here) if you don’t want to spend time hiking up this mountain to see the views.

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