Jasper is stupidly beautiful, without all the irritating that goes along with Banff. Even better, Gwen and I escaped there for a weekend after a week of field work in Alberta and it was September and there was snow! This means that summer things were still open - like the cottages we stayed at - but winter wonderland was all around. Ok, the Columbia Icefields explorer thing was irritating, I'll admit that, but we saw all these fresh avalanches on the icecap. Not that we got to go on the actual icecap, that's lying marketing, you get to go onto the toe of a glacier. And you could totally walk there, if you were determined. Just saying.
Jan 26, 2007