We woke up to 5 inches of snow. It is absolutely gorgeous! The road to Moraine Lake is closed along with the trail to Johnson Canyon. They are working on clearing the Ice Fields Parkway. It is 35 degrees out and cloudy—no chance of being able to see all of Lake Louise today. The forecast here is rain this afternoon. Jasper is supposed to be warmer and sunny so we decide to dust all the snow off the truck and head for Jasper. Our neighbors made a snowman. Is this really May 24?
The drive was one spectacular view after another. We stopped frequently along the way to take pictures and enjoy the scenery. Many of the hiking trails along the way are closed. We saw 5 big horn sheep along the way.
We had lunch while parked at the Athabasca visitor center. Now this is living. We had lunch viewing the mountains and Athabasca Glacier while in the comfort of your own home. It is particularly good when it is 40 degrees outside and the trailer is nice and warm.
As you will see from the pictures, the stop at Athabasca Falls was gorgeous. At this point the temp had risen into the upper 50, very pleasant for the hike around the falls. The sound of the water echoing off the walls really made the whole experience.
We pulled into Whistler Campground in Jasper around 5:30 p.m. We traveled 217 miles today. We went into the town of Jasper to find internet access so we could get a note off to Matthew and Michael. The temperature is now a delightful 60 degrees. The local elk were grazing in town when we got there. Elk seem to be everywhere.