Thursday, June 29, 2006

BC Road Trip - Another day in the Rockies

June 14 - We left Mt. Robson Provincial Park and travelled back to Jasper. This time we went south. Many areas of the road had rockfall warnings and large nets hung over the cuttings to catch smaller stones.
Although it was still early in the season and many of the roads to the higher mountain views and waterfalls were closed, we saw plenty of wonderful scenery.
Athabasca Falls, 23 metres high
Fantastic reflection of mountains in the lake below
Bridal Veil Falls A family of mountain goats
The Athabasca Glacier in the Columbia Icefields area
World-famous Lake Louise and Victoria GlacierMoraine Lake
A natural rock bridge arches over the Kicking Horse River
Emerald Lake
At the end of the day, we headed west to Golden, B.C.

9 comments:

Mary said...
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Mary said...

Oh yet more memories coming back. We saw all of these except for Emerald lake. My favourite was Moraine Lake,it was so blue. it was quieter than the more famous Lake Louise,and after walking around we took a canoe out.
We also rode out onto the glacier and that was pretty cool as well.

robin andrea said...

So beautiful there. Snow-capped mountains reflected in the still pool of a glacier-fed lake. Is there anything more tranquil and serene than that?

Rain said...

Gorgeous photos

Cindy said...

my dream trip- it looks like you're having so much fun! (the photos timed out on me though before I could view them all)
I have yet to get up that far up the western coast, there's just something about that area that has always called to me.. totem poles. I could look at totem poles for hours.
Safe journeys!

Sonia said...

Gorgeous photos! Love all them!
Sounds you had a glorious trip.

chiefbiscuit said...

Stunning!! Absolutely breathtakingly beautiful! I've always wondered what you do ina rockfall area - drive fast or slow??

TDharma said...

i am speechless at the beauty of these photos...wowie, Pam! The water photos I like particularly, especially mountains reflected. Are you using a polarizing filter on these?

I wish I had more time and energy to comment...but I am sunburned and tired from my trip today. Will try to get back later...I appreciate your comment about wanting honest photo critique on your blog -- nice is nice, but helpful is even better!

Pam in Tucson said...

Hello all - I tried to comment several days ago, but blogger ate my comments.

mary - Sounds like you had a fantastic experience in the Canadian Rockies. We were short of time, since we hadn't planned to get that far east, but I'm so glad we went, even though we couldn't experience them as extensively as you did.

robin andrea - I was enchanted by the reflections and intrigued by how different they were, even under similar lighting conditions - seemingly dependent on the amount and type of glacial material suspended in them.

rain - Thank you! The subject matter is a gift for photography.

cindy - You would have an incredible time up here. But I would imagine you'd want to go to Haida G'wai - it's a place I dream of going to for the ancient villages and totem poles.

sonia - It was a dream trip!

tara - Thank you! Everywhere we looked, there was another WOW! We were completely in awe of the beauty and majesty of the mountains, lakes and rivers. At the same time, I was looking for the tiny things (wildflowers - which are so rare right now in Tucson, butterflies, insects). Everything was a delight.