Woodside Cottage B & B
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... meadow to the waterfall and it was getting quite muddy on the trail. It seems that the stream had diverted itself onto the path a bit. But I was thoroughly enjoying the peace and tranquility.
We got back to Juniper around 1:00 and were able to check in and unload. Jym saw a book in a thrift store in Banff and although it was pricey we looked it up online and it was a collectors piece and worth more than they wanted for it so I let him go ...
... of the total area. The adventurous ones put on crampons and held ice picks for a 3hr walk dodging crevasses. Others had an equally exciting trip on a snowbus, a huge tractor like thing with 5 foot wheels. We descended a 39% gradient (I wasn't expecting a roller coaster ) on the moraine (glacial rock mound) before creeping into the blue ice (created by compressed O2 deficient ice). One of the group on getting out of the vehicle, promptly stepped into a puddle, an ice cold crevasse. ...
... and our
campground were open but visibility was minimal and smell of smoke was
overwhelming. We decided to drive through the park, but skip the campground. We
could tell that the park must be beautiful, but there was not much we could
actually see given the smoke. Fortunately, we did have one highlight, as ...
... for a photo, most astonishingly an Australian couple from Sydney. Returning to the bus we headed to the 'glacier skywalk'. The skywalk starts by walking along a cliff-edge pathway that affords stunning alpine and glacial views. The free audio guide provides informative nature talks about local wildlife, the flora and fauna and a history of the mountains, the valleys and the glaciers. The grand finale of the skywalk is walking on the glass floored observation platform ...
... were our 2 tours for today were leaving from. The first was the Glacier Skywalk. It is a glass platform sticking out from the side of the mountain and looks straight down. The photos do not show how far up it is, but was really breathtaking and a little scary.
Our next tour was starting at 4.30pm and the line to get on a bus to get back down to the discovery centre was huge, so we told the staff (a few ...