Sept 8, 2005 - Thursday
Banf, AB to Hinton, AB
What a ride - fantastic
scenery. The first half of the day
semi-clear and dry. The second half of the day was filled
spotty showers - no cameras or pictures.
Banff, Lake Louise, Up to Jasper, Past Jasper
It was a nice place but it was also a cold evening.
I awoke a couple
times to add some layers but all was fine. Since I ran the
update on laptop power the battery was nearly empty. I found
in the washroom that I could use so in the morning I headed in there
and plugged in. A quick transfer of GPS track log and route
information and I was off.
I did a quick sightseeing stop near
the campground then headed for a drive through of the town.
similar to the town of Jackson (Hole), WY. From there I
headed up to
Lake Louise - the water is a stunning color and it is cold.
ride from Lake Louise up to Jasper was just fantastic. It
be better if it was not raining and overcast - I'd like to revisit and
spend some time here.
MPG, 19.2 MB, 4 min 36 sec
Downtown Banff - tourist town
Scenic Hwy 1A to Lake Louise
Yep - the water is cold!
Hwy 93 up to Jasper
The first glacier - the last picture until Jasper - rain from here on
I met Gerhard & Monika while
stopping to take a picture of the locomotive. They stopped to
take a picture of me. I gave them a contact card and asked if
they would like a picture of both of them with the loco - this is it (click for the original photo to save
They're visiting from Austria and had visited the area before
by motorcycle I believe too. It was nice to meet you folks!
They also took some pictures of me. Thanks folks!
Jasper the Bear
Heading out of Jasper to Hinton, AB
Well - I had a bunch of miles rain free - with good pictures taken -
but the dark road ahead is wet asphalt. Time to stop, tuck
cameras and put on rain gear.