Jasper National Park - The Columbia Icefields

Trip Start Jan 01, 2007
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Trip End Dec 31, 2007


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Flag of Canada  , Alberta,
Sunday, July 8, 2007

  We drove back along Trans Canada Highway #1 to Jasper National Park, for the Columbia Icefield Glacier Experience.  Once again, we were awestruck by all that we saw.  Greg had gone on oneof the early Ice Explorer (snowmobile track-style) vehicles to see the Icefields when he was in the area as a teenage Canadian Army Cadet.  Although we're not talking millennia ago, the glacier was much larger back then, and the Toe reached well across the road from where it now sits.
   We went out on Ice Explorers, the custom-designed buses that drive on a one-mile ice road to the Athabasca Glacier, the visible "start" of the Columbia Icefields, huge, ancient glaciers that spread out for about 130 miles, the largest body of ice in the Rocky Mountains.
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