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Rogers Pass West Bound
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Rogers Pass West Bound

Rogers Pass(elevation 4,534 feet/1382 m) is a high mountain pass through the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia used by the Canadian Pacific Railway and the Trans-Canada Highway. The pass is a shortcut across the "Big Bend" of the Columbia River from Revelstoke on the west to Donald, near Golden, on the east. The pass was discovered on May 29, 1881, by Major Albert Bowman Rogers, a surveyor working for the Canadian Pacific Railway.
Rogers Pass is a narrow valley surrounded by a number of mountains.
The original highway between Revelstoke and Golden followed the Columbia River around the Big Bend to avoid crossing Rogers Pass. Between 1956 and 1962 a new highway was built over the pass to shorten the route.

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Allan08-Aug-2012 12:11
The scale makes you think how small England is
Marco Valk05-Aug-2012 17:22
very nice image, Jess
Tom Munson05-Aug-2012 15:51
Terrific image of this beautiful area, Jess!
globalgadabout05-Aug-2012 15:06
a treasured route through the high country of the Rockies...adventure surely lies ahead..
Graeme05-Aug-2012 09:39
A terrific view of the snow topped mountains and info too, Jess.BV
Shayne05-Aug-2012 02:50
Great scene... wonderful narrative
Margot W05-Aug-2012 01:46
Welcoming beautiful snow scene during this high heat summer.
Fong Lam05-Aug-2012 01:28
Lovely landscape and warm light well captured..V
Marcia Colelli05-Aug-2012 00:43
Very nice capture of this area and historic area V
Hank Vander Velde05-Aug-2012 00:36
A beautiful well captured scene Jess. Brings back memories as I've been through there several times.
marie-jose wolff04-Aug-2012 20:19
wonderful mountainscape, surprising that there was still much snow! V
John Reynolds04-Aug-2012 19:40
Excellent mountain scene and thank you for the information. V.
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)04-Aug-2012 16:52
Great work my friend! BV
Gary Hebert04-Aug-2012 16:03
have been thru many times, but never shot it... Big Bend was a nightmare... excellent scene and info Jess... :-)
Jim Coffman04-Aug-2012 16:01
Beautiful,Jess! Wish I was there!!
joseantonio04-Aug-2012 15:28
Very nice composition. refreshing image with all that snow....V