Banff to Jasper

It took about five hours to make the drive — about 180 miles — between those two towns on the Icefields Highway. It could have taken a lot longer. Practically every bend in the road revealed an incredibly beautiful site — glaciers, jagged mountain tops, turquoise lakes, and then there was the wildlife: long-horned goats, Rocky Mountain sheep, mama bear with her cubs, elk, bald eagles. Peyto Lake, shown in one of the photos, is actually bluer than it looks.

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  1. Absolutely FABULOUS photos, and loving your comments. Travel safe. Watch out for all them critter out thar!


  2. who’s he calling old man? you sound like a kid on christmas morning! I can imagine these sights moved you deeply in and inexpressible way, only to surface in passages from your kindred wilderness writers. Inspiring bud!


    1. Hey, Jim: Yes, the early-morning hikes are the best. No one else on the trails and everything is awakening and fresh. Just beautiful country.


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