June 18, 2016 – Today we drove from Jasper, up the Maligne Valley, to Maligne Lake. This is a 100 km round-trip journey that had us saying, all day long, Oooh, Aaahh, Wow, Look At That, and I Never Saw That Before. It was an incredible day.
Be sure to click on the photos to see them full size. They’re all incredible; some are unbelievable – they look like fantasy paintings, not reality.
Here’s where we’re heading today.
A good shot of the “two reindeer” in the mountain.
A good sign you’re out in the wilderness. No addresses or junctions. 1266 m. = 1266 ft.
Red chairs in the middle of nowhere highlight great photo opportunities.
The scenery, the mountains, took our breath away.
The Colin Range is an immense vertical wall of rock. Awesome.
Larra kept telling me I had to be in the photos, to prove I was really here. This one is a tribute to the 10-year-old Toyota Corolla that got us here.
Maligne Lake. So clear we could see foot-long trout.
Retirement is a second childhood. With a car. And money. Woo-hoo!
At Maligne Lake – 1703 m., 5587 ft. above sea level (ASL)
Bighorn sheep getting away
Where we traveled today, out and back.