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Posted: December 31, 2020

Autumn in the East Kootenay

The Harvest Moon rises over Mount Baker.

The final season of 2020!

A collective sigh of relief ensues.

To say the past 295 days have been difficult is akin to the message in Denis Leary’s Asshole song.

It’s been a rotten bugger of a year for everyone, except perhaps a handful of billionaires who’ve feasted on the lockdowns and panics.

Thankfully, we East Kootenayites are blessed to live in our alpine paradise. Living in the fresh air and grandiose landscapes that surround us, one can escape the constant drone and whine of a world scrambling to make sense and stay above water, even if for just an hour or two.

Throughout this pandemic we’ve tried to get out when we can for some shoots, including a brief (essential) ramble to the Central (West) Kootenay.

Our seasonal collection of images includes the following areas/things: Balfour; Columbia Valley; Cranbrook and area; Elkford and area; Fernie and area; Golden; Harvest Moon; Invermere and area; Kimberley and area; Norbury Lake Provincial Park; Parson; Queen’s Bay; Radium Hot Springs and area; Rosicky Road; Sparwood and area; St. Mary Lake area; Spillimacheen and area; Wardner/Ft. Steele Road area; and Wilmer.

Lead image: Peckham’s Lake at Norbury Lake Provincial Park on Oct. 18, following the first snowfall of the autumn. Ian Cobb photo

Photos by Ian Cobb and Carrie Schafer

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