This was our last day in the Jasper area. We first returned to the head of Medicine Lake for a moody sunrise.
After breakfast at Pyramid Lake we explored around the area for forest details, and then started our drive South to Banff.
|Moody Pyramid Lake|
|On The Forest Floor|
|A Little Color|
|Color At Base of Tree|
Along the way we revisited Sumwapta Falls, and the Athabasca Glacier.
|Sumwapta Falls Detail|
We also stopped at the boundary of Jasper and Banff National Parks at Sumwapta Pass. The two plaques explain the river drainages.
As you can see there are wonderful Mountains to view, and the weather provided some clouds to add to the drama of the drive.
|On The Icefields Parkway|
Our final stop of the day was at Bow Summit. The highlight here is beautiful Peyto Lake. It is a deep turquoise blue in the right light. As we had had a light snow in the past day the trees around the lake wore a mantle of snow. Sunset came with some great color afterwards which made this a great ending to our adventures.
|Wildfowl Lake from the other Direction|
|Peyto Lake Sunset|
THURSDAY – 6 OCTOBER
Today we had a relaxing morning in the Banff area as the sky was totally overcast. We enjoyed a long breakfast and then headed to Calgary where we parted ways and headed for home via various airlines.
It was a good trip full of many great mountain scenes, waterfalls to view and photograph, wildlife to watch, and Northern Lights to experience.