Alaska, the Last Frontier - Summer 2012 travel blog

Rearguard Falls

Athabasca Glacier

Columbia Icefield

Jasper highway

Jasper highway

Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park

Mt. Robson

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Rearguard Falls


In Prince George we camped for free in the RV parking lot of the casino. Usually when we take advantage of casino hospitality, we take advantage of the casino’s brunch, but this casino was so small, it had no restaurant. So our stay in Prince George couldn’t have been more affordable.

Today was another driving day, but we had a nice leg stretch at the Rearguard Falls on the Fraser River. This spot is the farthest inland the most robust salmon come to spawn. We saw no fish today, but you couldn’t have asked for nicer weather. The volume of water moving over the falls was impressive.

Continuing east, the great scenery became even greater and the volume of RV’s going by increased exponentially. Mt. Robson, the tallest mountain in Canada, was spectacular and we were tempted to stop in the provincial park there to see more. Instead, another trip northwest is already formulating in our minds. There’s a lot of great scenery in BC that is in need of further examination.

The turn south brought us back through Jasper National Park, a park we enjoyed on the way north in May. Almost all the snow and ice is melted and we’re camped for free again facing the Columbia Icefield and Athabasca Glacier. We were in a blizzard when we drove through here the first time, but today the sky was clear and bright blue. Yay!!!

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