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Canada August 2012

Eh! Trip from Seattle to Prince George, Jasper, the ice fields, Banff, Calgary, Edmonton and Regina.

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We covered 2511 miles on this trip mostly on roads like this -pretty deserted, but there are some interesting signs.

Wild skies and clouds. Typical of the Canadian Rockies. Parking area at a 2000 year old forest.

One of the oldest forests in Canada, about 2000 years old.

Rotting tree in the old forest

Way far noth to be on "Mexican Time"

Happy cashier in a grocery in McBride. Appropriate decoration on the wall. Rest of him was probably sold from the freezer.

Early in the morning, the clouds hang on the peaks.

Northern Rockies have plenty of evergreens and moss.

This part was the only sign of civilization for about 100 miles, approaching Jasper from the west.

Wide angle view of Mt. Robson

Canada has it share of nutcases too. Van in Jasper.

Mount Edith Cavell from Downtown Japser

Just another moutain valley alongside the road

And another

And another

Athabasca River has a nice waterfall

Athabasca waterfall

The falls has cut a deep gorge over many years

Here you can see the layers of rock eroded by the waterfall

More mountains

…and more

…and more

Rocks & glaciers, everywhere you look.

If you look closely, you can see these mountains were formed by the collision of two plates and the flat rocks were pushed up to a 45 degree angle.

Gorgeous vistas all along the Icefields Parkway between Jasper and Banff

Zooming in on the ice-covered mountains. This is part of the Columbia Icefield

The "colors" are natural - here high above the timberline

You rarely see a Raven face-on, but you can see how they would spook somebody like Edgar Allen Poe!