|DVD Time Code = 00 10 24|
|Location: Hwy 66, Moose Mountain|
|GPS: 50d 56m 39.42s -114d 47m 59.76s|
|Map / Satellite Image: Google Link|
|Site Name: Sheep Procession #1|
The Moose Mountain summit is 7.1 km from the parking area and trailhead, gaining 477 m (1,565') in elevation. Allowing time to explore filming locations, budget a total of 4 to 5 hours for a rewarding hike to and from the vast Moose Mountain meadows, where several sheep herding scenes were filmed. Mornings generally provide the most reliable weather conditions. See:
The hike to the meadows is a moderately strenuous ascent. Though no filming took place above the meadows, the adventurous may wish to keep climbing to the summit using a series of switchbacks leading to a fire lookout station. Budget approximately 50 minutes for the final ascent, along slippery shale surfaces.
The sheep in this scene are a computer creation. Though live sheep were brought to the meadows atop Moose Mountain, this location is in a very remote spot several kilometers away. For a fascinating explanation of how the sheep and other effects were accomplished, see:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPw5plmkd6Q (Groupe Image Buzz Video)
Always consult park wardens and take appropriate precautions.
Pictures of surrounding area:
Revised 08 April 2013