A Drive through the Rockies

We recently left British Columbia to return to the Northwest Territories. We took a more northern route through the Rockies and past Jasper National Park.

Before entering Jasper, we came up to Mount Robson. It’s the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies.

Although there was still some snow on the ground the temperature was two or three degrees C above zero.

We were in high mountain country, but Mount Robson was still quite a frozen surprise sitting in the early spring sun.

The driving conditions were great and although our drive was long, it was incredibly scenic. To the east of Mount Robson, we entered Jasper National Park.

After this range of mountains, we started the drive’s next leg through the northern prairies.

Have you had any interesting road trips lately?

23 thoughts on “A Drive through the Rockies”

  1. Beauty. I love mountain scenery. Had the ocean (gulf) about 50 miles away for many years, but only get mountains on vacation. I love going on road trips. I’m not a flyer, so it’s a good thing I enjoy drives. Last fall we took a drive from Chicago to the Black Hills, South Dakota. You already read about it on my blog posts. I thought the drive was going to be scenic, but we were in absolute flat nothingness for hundreds of miles until we reached the black hills. It was scary remote for this city girl.

    1. Yes – I remember your trip. It’s certainly flat in that region before reaching the Black Hills. It’s part of the same Great Plains that reach into Canada I think.

      I am a pilot and so I love flying, but we love road trips as well. They can be a lot of fun, and that one certainly was. 🙂

      1. Wow. That’s something interesting to learn about you. A pilot! How exciting. I’m claustrophobic and can’t stand being enclosed in that tin can in the sky. Maybe someday I’ll get over it.

        1. Lots of people don’t like flying – you’re certainly not alone. Commercial flight is very safe though, even if it doesn’t feel that way. And yup, it’s gotten even more tin-cannish with all the seats they’re cramming in there.

  2. Recently I visited the Grand Canyon North Rim. Everyone seemed to say visit the South Rim for your first time, but I really enjoyed the North Rim anyway.

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