day 12 – 13. July 2017

Columbia Icefield

Since we have adjusted to driving off before breakfast in the meantime, we do it the same way today. We drive on the Hwy 1a towards Lake Louise and look for a nice spot for breakfast. On the way we see deer again.

At Lake Louise we change to the Icefield Parkway and drive towards Columbia Icefield. On the way there are some stops to enjoy the landscape. Among other things we stop at Bow Lake and Peyto Lake. At Peyto Lake it gets crowded again.

Arrived at Columbia Icefield, we look for a parking lot and have lunch. Then we go up to the foot of Icefield.

On the way we see again and again signs in which years the glacier reached to where and are very frightened, how fast and far the glacier has already gone back. After the walk to the glacier we briefly visit the Visitor Center before we continue our journey.

We leave Columbia Icefield behind us and follow the Icefield Parkway towards Jasper. On the way we stop a few more times to look around. At one of our stops we also see snow goats on the highway. The next longer stop is at Athabasca Falls. From here we follow the Hwy 93a to today’s Campgroung, the Wabasso Campground.

Here we go for a walk on the hiking trails around the campground and I use the great afternoon light to take some pictures.

Campground: Wabasso, Site C47, CAD $ 21,50

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