Twists in the Road

While on our RV journeys across the U. S. and Canada in our fifth wheel we have come to many twists in the road.

Moose on the Alaska Highway
Moose on the Alaska Highway
Bridal Veil Falls Overlook on Icefields Parkway, Alberta, Canada
Bridal Veil Falls Overlook on Icefields Parkway, Alberta, Canada
Big Thompson Canyon Hwy 34 Colorado
Big Thompson Canyon Hwy 34 Colorado. This road flooded in September, 2013, about 2 weeks after this photo was taken
Twist in the Blue Ridge Parkway
Twist in the Blue Ridge Parkway

We’re not wandering at the moment. These are just a few of our favorite twists in the road.

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Twist

Day 22: Icefields Parkway Pictures

Day 22: Thursday, June 6, 2013.

I am posting this on Day 30 of our journey from an RV park in Watson Lake, Yukon Territory. We finally have a good internet connection so I will try to catch up a little. The trip has been amazing, with LOTS of wildlife. We traveled through British Columbia and are now in the Yukon.

These pictures are from our drive along the Icefields Parkway from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park. Enjoy!

Our first two stops were at Crowfoot Glacier and Bow Lake

Next stop, a hike to see Peyto Lake. Henry learned that topsiders are not a good choice for hiking uphill through patches of slippery ice. He slipped on his way down and it’s the first time he slipped on ice and fell in June!

We talked to fellow travelers to Alaska at the overlook for Bridal Veil Falls.

We stopped for lunch at the huge parking lot for the Columbia Icefield where we had great views of the glacier.

After a fantastic day, we arrived at Whistler’s Campground in Jasper National Park. The warden told us to watch out for elk. It is calving season and the  mother’s are very protective of their young. Just as we entered the campground we saw some adult elk with their calves. I wasn’t able to get pictures but what a great way to start our stay!

Stay tuned for more of Jasper, British Columbia and Yukon Territory.

Day 22: Ice, Snow and Glaciers along the Icefields Parkway

Day 22: Thursday, June 6, 2013. Tunnel Mountain Trailer Court in Banff to Whistler’s Campground in Jasper National Park via the Icefields Parkway. Site 63H. About 180 miles traveled.

I am posting this from an RV park in Dawson Creek, BC. Unfortunately, the internet connection is slow so I won’t be able to post pictures. To see the route we have taken from Georgia to here, click here to check out our updated map

Another WOW day in the Canadian Rockies and another beautiful drive. The Icefields Parkway takes you beside turquoise glacial lakes, glaciers, and snow covered mountains. There are scenic turnouts along the way where the views are jaw dropping.

Stopping at Crowfoot Glacier and ice covered Bow Lake, and walking on the trail to dark blue-green Peyto Lake, were just a few highlights of the day. After lunch at the Columbia Icefield, we arrived at the campground to see elk in the campground. It is calving season and we were cautioned to keep our distance from the elk as the mothers are very protective of their young.

I will post pictures when I can. I’m now 4 days behind in the posts…