Jasper in June (Part 10) – The Open Road

We were on an excursion today, travelling down the Icefield Parkway (Highway 93) from Jasper to Icefield Centre and a bit beyond to the Wilcox Pass Trailhead 107 km away. The temperature at the Icefield Centre was -9 C at 7 AM and going all the way up to a balmy +2 C. Sounded like the perfect hiking day to us. As we drove South, we were greeted with empty highways, as if we were in a post apocalyptic world. We passed very few vehicles on the trip down. Patty was impressed that I actually stood on the yellow line to take the feature photo. I never break rules. Yeah, right. While tempted to stop many more times to gaze on the mountains, we opted to keep on driving as we had a hike to take.

the Open Road
snowy peaks
near the Columbia Icefields
no worries about breaking a sweat here
our parting shot of the Red Chairs, some 100 meters (328 feet above the highway)

9 thoughts on “Jasper in June (Part 10) – The Open Road

    1. Glad to hear it. I have shot 16×9 for many years, ever since I got my widescreen TV. They look great on the big screen for sure. Thanks for reading Susie. Allan

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    1. +2 was perfect for this strenuous hike. Exercise warmed us up. Temps here right now are 22 C, just about perfect. I could not take the high heat/high humidity of Toronto. My work tried to transfer me there once and told me I would never have to worry about the heat. Just go from your air conditioned house to your air conditioned car and into your air conditioned office. Yikes. Hope you can find a way to keep cool. Thanks for reading. Allan

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  1. There’s certainly a reason why this stretch of the road is one of the most scenic drives in the world. The snowy peaks and the open road is food for the soul and I could effortlessly spend days there, taking in the sights and capturing mountains, without getting bored. Thank you for sharing such beautiful photos, Allan and have a good day 😀 Aiva

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