🍁Jasper National Park

The drive from Wells Gray Provincial Park to Jasper National Park is spectacular!  Densely treed ridges give way to rugged snow topped mountains with new vistas presenting at every turn of the road. 

North Thompson River falls

Views along the highway....

Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park is chock full of unexpectedly beautiful vistas. Around every turn, it seems, we find a new opportunity for exclamations of "Oh, my god, look at that!"  In addition, abundant wildlife viewing opportunities (today, including Bighorn Sheep, elk and moose) remind us that we are truly in the wild. 

 Spirit Lake

Spirit Lake

 Lake Maligne

Lake Maligne

Knife Edged Ridges

 Bighorn Sheep

Bighorn Sheep

Todays destinations included, Medicine Lake, Lake Maligne and Miette Hot Springs, where we soaked in the 104 degree waters (outside air temp being 46 degrees!), ate a home cooked Greek dinner At our innkeeper's restaurant where we rented a small bungalow cabin for the night. 

 Our Bungalow at Miette Hot Springs

Our Bungalow at Miette Hot Springs

 Hot springs pool

Hot springs pool

 The rustic interior

The rustic interior

 Two mermaids

Two mermaids

Icefields Parkway

The drive from Jasper to Banff is spectacular. More incredible alpine vistas, Athabascan Falls with its moss-clad rocks, the Athabascan Glacier Fields and our lovely campsite at Wilcox Campground near Sunwapta Pass having a spectacular view of a snow clad mountains. 

Athabascan Falls

 Campsite at Wilcox Campground

Campsite at Wilcox Campground

 Taco dinner

Taco dinner

Turbulence subsides, the Athabascan River is calm again