This is my third post about our three week road trip. We are now entering week two. The first two posts are here and here. If you would like to see all of our pictures they are on Flickr here.

Wednesday morning we woke up in Banff. It was overcast.


We headed up to Lake Louise and it was already clearing. How can a beautiful Fall day in a stunning place like lake Louise not be a wonderful day.


As we drove up the Ice Fields Parkway towards Jasper all the clouds disappeared. It was a perfect day.


We decided to take a hike. The guide book described the Parker Ridge hike as the best short hike off the Icefields Parkway in Banff National Park.  It wasn't a long hike but it was up to the ridge ahead of Duke in the picture below.


I am going to keep repeating myself but as i said it was a stunningly beautiful day. At the top it was a bit windy but what a view!


I took this panoramic shot from the top.


And here is Duke starting down. When we got back to the car we drove on to Jasper where we are now.


My Mother lived in Jasper from about 1930 until 1940. Her father was a train engineer for the Canadian National  Railroad. I wrote a post about him and my Grandmother here.  The picture below is of my grandparents and my Uncle Gordon and their dog Sailor in front of their house in Jasper.


This morning we found the house and talked to the lady who lives there now. She runs a B&B – Juniper House.


This afternoon we took a hike south of Jasper. The trail is called the Five Lakes trail.


We had a picnic lunch beside one of the lakes.



Any complaining about the smoke that I did early in this trip I now officially take back. I would trade it any time for the absolutely wonderful weather we have had since we got into the Canadian Rockies. It has been in the 70s and clear. Absolutely perfect Fall weather. I couldn't ask for anything better!

Author: marionvermazen

I am a traveler, hiker, avid reader, Sun alumnus, computer geek, Spanish and French language student, knitter and genealogist. I am retired after working for almost 30 years in the Computer Industry. I live in Reno, Nevada with my husband Duke.

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