There is only a few reasons you won't
enjoy the trip from Banff up to Jasper and we found two of them: it's
foggy so you can't see anything and it's raining so you won't get out
of the car. Recovering from the good hike yesterday, I wanted to
go stand on a glacier - visit the Columbia Icefield. The last
time I was through we got there but didn't have enough time to justify
a trip on the glacier. This time I wanted to dedicate a day to
walking around. When we got there we found out the glacier was
closed - the fog, wind and snow made the conditions too poor to allow
people out and it didn't look like it was going to get any
better. I resigned to taking photos of the Ravens.
As much fun as spending the whole day in
a car is, we pulled over at Mistaya canyon and got a walk. This
is a deeply cut potholed gorge - you can see the walls have suffered
for years. It's a short walk and good to get out of the car.
This is the second time I've been to Lake Louise and
not been able to
see across it. Forget hiking up to the tea house. I'm
starting to get
a little frustrated - but on the bright side, we did find the deli
(open 24 hours) and they had great sandwiches!