Yesterday, I shared photos from the first leg of my Rockies Roadtrip covering Canmore, Banff and Lake Louise. Part 2 is my long and adventurous leg through Jasper.
After experiencing Lake Louise I headed to Jasper. I have only been through that park once as a child. Within 10 minutes of driving through the park gates it began to snow! So of course I had to pull over and snap a few photos!
It took me a long time to get through Jasper, not only because the speed limit is 50-60 km/hour for a good portion of it, but because there are so many road side stops with stunning scenery. I pulled over probably once every 30 minutes!
The best were my pee breaks where I ventured out a little, away from the road.
One amazing hidden discovery was when I pulled over to check out Bridal Veil Falls.
I ventured into the woods (with a little snow on the ground) for a pee break.
There I found an amazing river that webbed it’s way through several stone canyons only to have a super steep drop off at the end.
I did have one hiccup where I got a speeding ticket right before I hit the Athabasca Glacier (I’ll post on it later). But the officer was nice and gave me the minimum amount he could so I was grateful.
There was so much snow in Jasper!! It would lightly snow in spurts and the amount of snow on the mountains and roadsides varied as I weaved my way through the park.
I was bummed that I didn’t hit the town of Jasper until about 4:30. It was getting dark, I was hungry and just wanted to reach my destination at this point. I had hoped to have the time to ride the Jasper Tramway. Oh well, hopefully next time.
All in all, it was a great trip. I don’t regret adding on almost 4 hours to my drive in order to experience this part of my beautiful province at all. Like the Dixie Chicks song goes, “I found my way, taking the long way around.”