Friday, June 8, 2018

Banff to Jasper

We had a day of driving and stopping to look at amazing scenery yesterday as we went thru the Rocky Mountains.

This was next to a lake and there was a glacer on the mountain



Tourist at the Columbia Icefields...the glacier has receeded a huge amount but we are lucky to still see it from the road and car park, we could have gone on a trip up the glavier but it took 3 hours, time we didnt have so we went to the Sky Walk instead 




800 odd meters above ground level walking on a clear walkway..took me a minute to be able to walk along it and then I had to hang on and not look down! We had a great view of the mountains and saw some mountain goats feeding on impossibly steep looking slopes. 

Then we next stopped al Athabasca Falls
Amazing power of the water coming thru the fall







It has ground this channel thru the rocks



And then comes out calmly into this river...apparently bears and elk across here to get to food, none seen today sadly.
Off to Jasper we go. 

7 comments:

Raewyn said...

Beautiful!! What a trip!!

Fiona said...

Gosh it is so beautiful....

Hugz

Willsquiltnsew said...

Wow!

Julie said...

Amazing scenery Sue! Wonderful trip you are having!

May said...

Stunning scenery, what a fabulous trip...

Pamela said...

What gorgeous views! You are on an amazing vacation!

Ondrea said...

Amazing pics again. Such a wonderful and unforgettable experience. Keep warm.