From Jasper (Alberta) I headed south along the Icefields Parkway
towards Banff. This spectacular highway runs from Jasper in the
north to Banff in the south. I did not reach Banff. I instead headed
east out of the mountains halfway to Banff, due to cold weather (it was
The Sunwapta River,
south of Jasper.
Another view of the Sunwapta
An old bridge along the
abandoned original road.
The weather was lightly
overcast and cool.
This view is typical of the rocky rugged scenery
along this road.
The Athabasca Glacier,
which comes down almost to the highway.
One more rugged view
before leaving this road for lower elevations.
Heading east out of the Rocky
Mountains, this is Abraham Lake.