7.07.2008

Ice and Sky









Our third day in Jasper and we were off to visit our first glacier up close. We followed the trail along the ridge to Angel Glacier, which got its name because it looks like an angel spreading its wings. You can also see a picture of the melt pool and yes, where we were walking was once part of this massive glacier that is feeling the effects of warming. Next, rode the gondola up Whistler’s mountain before a steep hike up to what seemed the top of the world, Whistler’s summit. Breathtaking views and strong winds and a few marmots to keep us company. This stone structure is always there to point us in the right direction. We've seen it on almost every hike. It is a traveler's symbol and will be the symbol for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
Had a relaxing day next at the hot springs.
Couldn’t resist taking a pic of Raf with Jasper the bear.

1 comment:

R K Rinwa said...

wow beautiful landscape shot!