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Johnston Canyon Sept. 1 , 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

As a day trip from Banff, we drove back down the Bow Valley Parkway to Johnston Canyon. I'd seen pictures of its natural paths and walkways hugging the canyon walls with the promise of a waterfall at the end, so I was convinced this was a must-see stop while in Banff.

I was right - the walk through the canyon is perfectly carved by powerful water streams.
Mom couldn't walk the entire length as so much was steeply uphill, but she said she loved sitting on the bench listening to the sound of the rushing water and talking to the trees.
At the end, you can enter a cave (to the far right in this pic), and be exposed to the water spray as you emerge on the other side. That was really a great path and I enjoyed it thoroughly.
I am really enjoying Canada more on the trip back than I did on the way to Alaska. The Canadian Rockies are really a beautiful force to be reckoned with and I feel so unbelievably fortunate to have been treated to such an unexpected bonus - it is so much more than just the way to Alaska.
Misc. pics from return trip: Eklutna Lake, etc.
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