A peak into the Ice Age: Athabasca Glacier

This glacier is now 3.7 miles long, 2.3 square miles wide and 300-980 feet thick.   It may sound pretty huge, but sadly it’s shrinking quite dramatically.  It is currently receding at a rate of 6.6-9.8 feet per year.  Here is an idea below of the shrinkage since 1982 (my birthyear;o) Danger:  watch out for…

Sunwapta Falls

This waterfall was off of Icefields Parkway in Canada. The turbulent river/falls derives from the massive Athabasca Glacier pictured in a previous post. We stopped here to have a picnic while enjoying the panoramic view and the big yummy quiche–that took all night long to cook:)

The Columbia Icefields Parkway to Jasper National Park

THIS was a drive of a lifetime from Banff to Jasper.  The Columbia Icefields Parkway was filled with the most breathtaking sights from pristine mountain lakes to ancient glaciers and infinite flora and fauna.  I would have to say that this unique 180 mile stretch from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park  is essentially…