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Castle Butte


Posted by Dean McLeod on Fri Jul 09, 2021 7:33 pm

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A relic from the last ice age, Castle Butte is a 230 foot tall freestanding structure of sandstone and clay formed by the erosion of glacial meltwater. It is located in the Big Muddy Badlands of southern Saskatchewan.

In the 19th and early 20th centuries, the Big Muddy Valley was a frequented stopping area on the northern end of the 'Outlaw Trail', a series of trails from Mexico to Canada utilized by many American outlaws like Sam Kelly and the Sundance Kid.

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by david fletcher on Sat Jul 10, 2021 12:04 pm
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Lovely composition Dean. Like how the clouds are pointing you to Castle Butte.
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by Dean McLeod on Sat Jul 10, 2021 12:37 pm
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david fletcher wrote:
Lovely composition Dean.  Like how the clouds are pointing you to Castle Butte.


Thanks for noticing David! I waited hours for that cloud to show up;))
 

by Carol Clarke on Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:28 am
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david fletcher wrote:
Lovely composition Dean.  Like how the clouds are pointing you to Castle Butte.



My thoughts exactly!  Fascinating history too, Dean.

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by Dean McLeod on Sun Jul 11, 2021 10:44 am
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Carol Clarke wrote:
david fletcher wrote:
Lovely composition Dean.  Like how the clouds are pointing you to Castle Butte.



My thoughts exactly!  Fascinating history too, Dean.

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Thanks Carol! There's definitely some history in those hills!
 

by John Labrenz on Mon Jul 12, 2021 12:27 am
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neat image Dean!
Going to have to make a trip down there one day...must be the highest point in Saskatchewan...lol
 

by Dean McLeod on Mon Jul 12, 2021 8:08 am
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neat image Dean!
Going to have to make a trip down there one day...must be the highest point in Saskatchewan...lol


That would be Cypress Hills, but this is probably a close second, haha! Thanks John!
 

by Peter McCabe on Wed Jul 14, 2021 2:56 pm
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Lovely composition and a nice colour pallet
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by Dean McLeod on Wed Jul 14, 2021 4:14 pm
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Lovely composition and a nice colour pallet



Thanks so much Peter!
 

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