Joe said Keith & Bertie got an early start for Lake Louise; I slept late and just piddled around until lunch. Then we headed south on the Icefields Parkway bound for Athabasca Falls. These are the most powerful and voluminous falls in the park and the water tumbles over a 70-ft. limestone cliff. Wonderful trails with interpretive signs guided us along the various canyons down to the water’s edge. We enjoyed the falls from the many viewpoints along the trails.
Our last stop for sightseeing took us to Mount Edith Cavell. A narrow, winding road leads to the mighty mountain capped with snow, and we could get up close to hanging glaciers, and some alpine gardens. The famous mountain is named for the nurse, Edith Cavell. I’ll post a picture with a signpost explaining who she is.
On our way back to Jasper, we saw a bear feeding by the roadside and a mama deer and baby a little back in the woods.
We headed into Jasper for a coffee and pie to tide us over for dinner. Initially, we had planned to go out for dinner but we remembered the dinner hour is also the approved generator-running time…….and we needed to run the gen. to charge the batteries….so, we opted for a short visit to Jasper for a snack and dinner at home.
Tomorrow, we head to Hinton, about 50 miles from here. We’ve really enjoyed our time in the mountains and look forward to our next leg of the journey which will take us across the prairies through Alberta and to Saskatchewan.