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July 3rd 2010
Published: October 22nd 2017
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Athabasca Glacier, along the Icefields Parkway in Jasper NP
Geo: 52.8736, -118.083

Hello all!

(Erin, here.) Today is Saturday and we're in the town of Jasper (Alberta) after camping last night in Jasper NP. So far, we have covered about 970 miles, nearly a quarter of what we will drive the whole journey. And what scenery! The pictures include views of Marble Canyon with its pale blue glacial runoff, and the Athabasca Glacier, which we hiked to the bottom of yesterday afternoon. It's so refreshing to be in the outdoors and traveling, as this vacation has been a long time coming!

The van has been working out splendidly. We have had two very restful nights' sleep, and have been managing to keep things put away in their rightful spots so that we're not tripping over gear all the time. Kaia has the best seat in the house, getting to choose where she wants to be while we're driving—lounging on the bed, on the floor, or sitting between us to nuzzle us for attention when she feels deprived. She has loved our periodic hikes too! We also saw some ochre mud pots yesterday, and she blended right in with the orangeish mud. 😊

Today we have planned another hike near the northern part of

Stopping for lunch in Jasper NP
Jasper NP, and tonight we'll end up in Dawson Creek, which is officially Mile 0 of the Al-Can Highway. Mile zero? We will have traveled over a thousand miles by then! But alas, we still have many, many miles to go. So far, driving has been anything but boring, as each turn affords new views pictures to take. We've already counted dozens of deer, big horn sheep (several with mature, curled horns), one moose, and a lone, shaggy coyote. Bring on the bears and the wolves! 😊

Love to you all!


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