Adventure Caravans / tours by RV to Alaska and the Canadian Rockies in 2008
Adventure Caravans / tours by RV to Alaska and the Canadian Rockies in 2008
Day 8 - Columbia Ice Field to Valemont, BC
We woke up this morning to a fresh dusting of snow on the mountains. The folks who were up early said we had a dusting of snow on the cars. This is the early morning ritual of the dogs walking their owners. Yes, Loren, on the left, does have a dog on the end of that leash; it's just that the dog blends into the rocks on the ground.
It seems the normal morning is to have the low hanging clouds that dissipate by noon or so. This was the sight leaving the campground around 8:00 AM
We are running out of superlatives to describe the views we see around every corner. Susan and I thought the trip through Canada was just a way to get to Alaska, but it has been soooo, much more.
Our first stop this morning was at Sunwapta Falls. It was a spectacular falls going through a very narrow channel. There was a bridge across is so we could get an excellent view.
These are two more shots of Sunwapta Falls.
The next stop was Athabasca Falls. This is the view above the falls. The top of Athabasca Falls.
Two views of the top of Athabasca Falls.
Two views of the lower part of Athabasca Falls.
We are in the Irving RV park in Valemont, BC. We are now back to Pacific time so we set our clocks back an hour. Tonight we were treated to hamburgers cooked by Phil Schaff, our wagon master. The rest of the goodies were supplied by the rest of us, and what fantastic cooks we are blessed to have on this trip.
Phil ended up with very red eyes from all the smoke from the hamburgers. The RV park has a wonderful covered pavilion where we ate and had our drivers meeting.
Bill and Jackie Weeks celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary today and we all enjoyed the wonderful cake supplied by the Schaffs.
After the dinner, Phil Schaff announced the entertainer who had come from a very limited engagement in Las Vegas. His name was Whistling Willy. A very silly skit enjoyed by everyone.
Warning! Viewing this picture may not be suitable for minors or those with weak stomachs. After the meal, many of us enjoyed some time around the campfire as the sun set on another wonder-filled day.
Days 9 - 10

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