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Icefields Parkway - Pg. 4
Overnight at Athabasca Glacier
August 27, 2003


On the Way (Canada)

Alaska at Last!

Tok to Valdez

  Mineral Creek
  Lu-Lu Belle Cruise

Russian River

  Misc. Pics

Whittier Road

Portage Glacier

Backyard Bear!

  Kenai Cruise

  Flightsee Denali

Denali Nat'l Park

Kluane Lake

Cassiar Hwy. Bear
  Highway Scenes

  Waterfall Road

Jasper Nat'l Park
  Maligne Lake

Icefields Parkway
  Athabasca Falls
  Athabasca Glacier
  Overnight at Glacier
  Lake Louis Road
  Lake Louise

Banff, Alberta

Johnston Canyon

Misc. Pics

Fireweed Pics

Skagway (side trip)
  White Pass RR
  Return Trip

Alaska Journaling

My Article About
This Alaska Trip

After all that sensory input, we didn't feel like going any further, so we spent the night in their parking lot with the best view we've had so far.

I parked lengthwise with the glacier filling my side windows and snow-covered mountains with the most interesting peaks filling my front windows.
Not long after our tour it started clouding up, but the view was still phenomenal.
At one point, rays of sunshine beamed through the clouds sending heavenly spotlights down the snowy gorge upon these huge sparkling boulders across the street. They shone like diamonds and we couldn't help but feel personally blessed to be spectators of such a divine sight.
Then we were witness to a concert put on by the clouds. A symphony of fluffy white ones started at the top of the glacier and looked like an avalanche spewing snow as it cascaded down into the valley.
Then there was the baritone grey ominous ones that moved swiftly across the middle range. The piece was completed by small wispy puffs that floated upwards looking like spirit beings rising to the heavens.
What an incredible sight and what marvelous neighbors clouds and mountains make!
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