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... road. Crazy goats. We eventually let them pass by and then headed to Johnson Lake. It is a small lake and a short drive back a road off of the loop but it seems again that if you steer clear of the main tourist traps you get a better, quieter experience. I had done this with Deb during our first trip here in 2006 and again in 2011. So we park and although there are other cars in the parking area we see next to no one. We did a short hike down ...
... of light on the rock flour, you still get overawed. Fir trees line the lakes, hundreds of years old, straight (for tipee making) but short. Crossing the Saskatchewan river, we had a great picnic (cold roast chicken, Caesar salad, breads etc..a feast, finished off with chocolate mousse cake (not moose) for one the men's birthday) I managed of course a rack of ribs for dinner latter on! We finally hit one of 6 glaciers making up the Columbia icefields. One was 6km long making up ...
in this part of the country and not hear about the forest fires. Apparently the
fires this year are the worst since 2008. We also knew there had been fires in
Glacier the past couple weeks. When we got to Glacier it became clear we
wouldn’t be enjoying the spectacular scenery we’d heard about. ...
... or sink holes before the public are permitted to venture into the ice. It was a beautiful sunny day, birds were soaring overhead, a Canadian flag was hanging limply in the still air and carved into the crisp snow, from a previous glacial visitor, the letters NZ. Giving us the perfect opportunity for a photo we 'added kiwi' and snapped a couple of shots which attracted a surprising amount of interest from fellow travellers (not New Zealanders) who wanted to borrow ...
... we were there, a couple were getting their wedding photos taken in front of the lake. What an awesome backdrop.
After walking around for a while, we left to head to the Glacier Skywalk, which was a 2 hour drive away. We stopped at Saskatchewan Crossing and had some lunch, not a cheap lunch, $32 for 2 sandwiches, 1 bottle of water and a piece of apple pie.
We then headed to the Glacier ...