Our trip up the Icefield Parkway 8-8-16

After a good morning walk and a latte we packed up and loaded our bikes for the ride up the Icefield Parkway PR93.  When we pulled out of the parking ramp for our hotel we had to stop for a buck in velvet and 2 does, this was in downtown Banff.

We took Trans Canada Highway 1 from Banff to Lake Louise where we stopped for breakfast before starting on our trip up PR93.  As we started up PR93 a light rain started.  I continued on as there was no good place to pull over to put on our rain gear considering the traffic.  Before we found a spot the rain stopped. And we just kept going.

The views in all directions were spectacular.  Soon we were seeing glaciers in high valleys above us.  Waterfalls or streams flowed from them all.

Glacier on PR93
Glacier on PR93
More on PR93
More on PR93

The views just kept coming.  We passed any number of glaciers.  Its hard to describe the views of the mountains and all the sites that were before us.

One of the last glacier we saw was one that you could walk up to the “toe” of it.  There were peoplakn the main glacier and people climbing some sheer ice cliffs of the Glacier to the North.

The big glacier.
The big glacier.
In this closer view you can see people on the Glacier.
In this closer view you can see people on the Glacier.

The glacier to the South of the main one was a beautiful blue under the snow and had dirt on top of it.  I’m showing the picture but the blue does not come through like a live viewing.

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The Blue.
The Blue.

Our ride continued North to Jasper with more great scenery.

One of the bridges we crossed on the Snowfield Parkway.
One of the bridges we crossed on the Snowfield Parkway.
Bill walking to take a picture of a lake.
4 Bill walking to take a picture of a lake.
The lake.
Alpine lake.

We traveled to Jasper and fueled up again and then headed on Trans Canada 16 on our way to McBride, BC.

Our nightly meal was at the Guzzlin Grizzly where the service and the food were both great.  Our waitress when we arrived was Cheryl and Carla took over on the next shift.  They took good care of us until we left for our hotel for the night.  They introduced us to a new Canadian wiskey called Forty Creek Barrel Select. Needless to say, we loved it.

Carla
Carla

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