Oh Canada! 2013 Trip – Saturday

Saturday morning’s sunrise found us at Mount Edith Cavell:
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Lots of glaciers all around the park, this one is called “Angle Glacier” Since it has “wings” on either side of it:
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After the sun came up the rest of the way, we continued hiking on some of the trails in the area to get some better views:
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We then hit the road, making a few stops along the way:
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We made a quick stop at the Columbia glacier again since it wasn’t so cloudy and overcast when we drove by:
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We then hiked part of Wilcox Pass trail which overlooks the Columbia Glacier area:
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Another one of the wife’s friends:
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Overlooking the glacier:
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We got to see an avalanche while we were up on the trail:
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Heading back down the trail:
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Some young Marmot’s weren’t too happy for us to be in their turf:
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Back on the road again:
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This dude wanted to commit suicide by rental car:
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We jumped on a heli tour:
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This gave us some friggin awesome views of the area. Some of the photos didn’t really turn out well due to the glare from the windows, but I can assure you the views were spectacular:
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Largest man made lake in Alberta, it’s used to power a hydro damn:
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This is where things go slightly sideways on our trip. You see, we’d been without internet access and very limited cell phone access for the whole trip. When we were getting ready to leave, we found out that several roads in the area had been closed due to bridges washing out and mudslides from the massive amounts or rain they’ve been recieivng. The kind folks at the helicopter place let us bum their phone to try in vain to find another hotel room since we couldn’t make it to our planned hotel in Banff that night (wouldn’t have matter, that town was without power then we found out later). Long story short, lots of phone calls made, finally found a room, and we moved on with life, though the road closures kept messing with us for the rest of the trip (and trail closings as well). The plus side to being trapt like we were was that there wasn’t much traffic in the park so we had the run of the place.

Back on the road:
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We found more things to look at:
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And found more bears (Pro Tip, black bears don’t really become active until the late afternoon in this area, so get your hiking done in the morning):
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And another pretty sunset:
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Up next… Sunday Sunday Sunday!

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