Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Glacier Walking

One of the highlights of our trip was a walk on Columbia Icefield's Athabasca Glacier which is located between Banff and Jasper in Alberta, Canada.

Here are two pictures of the glacier as you slowly approach it. Click on the second photo. Those small dots are people and the rectangles are the special vehicles for traveling on the glacier. They are called all-terrain Ice Explorers.

Here is a close-up of an all-terrain Ice Explorer

This is the road we traveled on in the all-terrain Ice Explorer. Be sure to click on this photo also. The road was very steep!!!!

We spent about 20 minutes walking on the glacier. This is a photo of looking up at the glacier from its base.

A close-up.


Even Closer!

And finally, a close-up of the melt water!

P. S. Some of the photos I took and some DH took.

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