Koshi and the Big Rock

This monstrous thing isn't too far away from my workshop.  My friend Kazuhiro Koshi of the Japanese team came to stay with me again in the summer of 2002 while training at our iced push track, and on one of his training-free days, we took a road trip to some of the interesting spots around the area.  The town of Okotoks, about 10 minutes from the shop, gets its name from an Indian word meaning "big rock".  This is the world's largest glacial erratic, meaning it's a rock that hitched a ride on a glacier back in the Ice Age until it got dropped off.  Koshi likes it because he likes Big Rock Beer, a local brand named after the rock.  We saw a nifty little marten on the rock when we walked around to the other side.

Davenport Skeleton Sleds - last modified March 22, 2005