Boundary Pine - The Tree - Hiking Alberta

 

'Boundary Pine' is a symbol of rugged determination in Highwood, Kananaskis Country, Alberta.

 

'Boundary Pine' is the one on photo right.

 

The 'Boundary Pine' is a famous, ancient, limber pine tree, near wind-swept Grass Pass, that has defied the harsh elements for many decades.  Following are the photographs captured on a visit to Grass Pass.

 

Boundary Pine - Kananaskis Country, Alberta, Canada

 

The 'Boundary Tree' was named by Raymond M. Patterson, a famous author and adventurer who lived in the Highwood Valley between 1933 and 1945.  He is credited with naming 'Boundary Pine' and wrote a number of excellent books including 'The Buffalo Head' and other classic novels.

 

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Boundary Pine - Kananaskis Country, Alberta, Canada 

I am the one at photo left - The other is 'Boundary Pine'.  Granted the limber pine is more attractive, but I believe I am older.

 

This enduring monument is a classic, gnarled, ancient limber pine that has stood the test of time.  The tree stands proud against all odds and symbolizes the hardship endured by the courageous and resilient pioneers who settled this challenging land.

 

 

 

 

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