After waiting out the snow for a night in Banff we headed north up the Icefields Parkway to Jasper on Saturday. It was still pretty overcast, but we had much better views (and driving conditions) than we would have had the day before. We made a few stops along the way looking for places that my grandfather had noted in his photo journal from trips in 1980 and 1985. He and my grandma Sophie did the trip from Cape Cod to Alaska twice in a Ford Pickup with a much smaller camper on the back that what we are towing!
Since arriving in Jasper, we’ve hiked out to some falls and gorgeous lakes, had our first bear sightings, and enjoyed a lengthy soak in the Miette Hot Springs. We have been getting our sports fill here with both the Stanley Cup and NBA finals, and plan to explore more on foot and by boat the next few days!
Crowfoot Glacier – or what you can see of it in the clouds. Along the Icefields Parkway.
Columbia Icefield – feeds three different river systems and several glaciers
Athabasca Falls – This river flows to the Arctic Ocean!!
Our first bear sighting! Munching along near the campground.
Lake Five – in Valley of the Five Lakes. (Cover photo on this post is Lake Three)
Us by the Athabasca River, behind our campground.
We apparently bored him.
Foxy at Wabasso Campground
Our latest Foxy accessory, found in Jasper!