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Old 09-12-2012, 08:35 PM   #28
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Jasper National Park

The Icefields Parkway Ė one of the worldís most spectacular mountain highways.
This is the description from the official site. I donít know if itís the most spectacular in the world, but itís pretty. There are many glaciers and waterfalls.

I picked up my son in Calgary and we set off for the city of Jasper which is found to the north of the park with the same name. In front of us there were 300 miles and many planned stops.

The road is very scenic:

One of the lakes with a name I canít remember:

Near the same lake, Iíll reiterate the fact that this isnít photoshoped and the colors are real:

Getting close to the glacier:

It looks large and unending. At its foot is a strong flowing river as itís supposed to be in the summer:

Take note of where the glacier was in 1992:

It was here in 1982, you can see the big difference after only 30 years:

Endless waterfalls. I left my tripod on the bike and had no strength to go back for it. Photographed by hand:

How itís supposed to be, where thereís a waterfall thereís a rainbow:

Everyone is chasing the rainbow:

It was our first time staying in a hostel. It was mostly filled with student backpackers and there were 40 bunks in the room. It was a nice experience and pretty comfortable.

The next day was our longest ride of 500 miles from Jasper to Vancouver. Along the road we found an additional hour to the day after crossing the time zone.
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