Thursday, July 18, 2013

July 18 – Jasper, AB

Mount Edith Cavell was named to honor a WWI nurse who was martyred for her care of all soldiers despite their nationality.  The switchback road had wonderful views around each turn, mountains, evergreens and blue sky.  The peak rises high above hanging glaciers and alpine meadows.  Angel glacier spreads its “wings” over the valley.  Alberta is the ‘Wild Rose” Province and even at this altitude the roses were abundant and beautiful.

Our next stop was Athabasca Falls for a picnic lunch.  There are extensive walkways at the falls that give an ever closer view of the limestone canyon and rushing water.  The spray was cool on a warm afternoon. 

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