8 June 2007

Columbia Icefields

We were jumping for joy or at least to keep warm in the Columbia Icefield today, on the way to Jasper in the Canadian Rockies. Its the largest icefield south of Alaska, shimmering glacial ice and snow cover some 325 square kilometres. The on-going accumulation of snow continuously feeds eight major glaciers including the Athabasca, Dome and Stutfield glaciers, which are all visible from the Icefields Parkway. The drive from Lake Louise to Jasper was like driving on another planet, especially for foreigners like us who are not used to all that snow, ice and fast flowing rivers. What a treat to drive through this gorgeous landscape on our way west towards Vancouver!

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