a nice view of barren Mount Athabasca
our first glimpse of the Columbia Icefield
more north on the Icefield Parkway the landscape becomes more mountanous
this is the mighty Athabasca glacier
wildfires have left their mark here
we pass a large elk bull with massive antlers. They will come in handy in the upcoming September rut season
we spot something white in the wood up hill. And it moves!
Jasper National Park
Jasper National Park was established in 1907 and is situated in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, just north of Banff National Park.
 
The park sports glaciers, lakes,waterfalls and hotsprings with as showpiece the imposing Columbia Icefields.Further highlights are Maligne Lake and the roaring Athabasca Falls.
 
An abundance of wildlife roams the park, like moose, elk, deer, bear and white mountain goat. Unfortunately they do not all line up along the road so you may end up seeing no wildlife at all. 
 
Alberta Highway 93 connects Lake Louise with Jasper and snakes right through the park, following the continental divide with its many rivers, lakes and snow covered mountain ranges
The road is also called the Icefields Parkway and is touted as one of the most scenic routes in Canada.
 
 
We drove the Icefields Parkway in August 2001 from Lake Louise to Jasper and enjoyed the fantastic scenery.
The wildlife we spotted were a massive elk and a few mountain goats.
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Jasper National Park sits on the continental divide. The main road is Highway 93 aka the Icefields Parkway
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the Saskatchewan River
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the total drop here is 23 meters
we have reached the Athabasca Falls, 30 km south of Jasper
it's a white mountain goat
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logs block the Fraser River
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