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Travel Blogs from Hinton
... are now two Chateaus, the latest addition from 2004. It is still beautiful in spite of all the tourists. We continued along the parkway seeing ice in the river at 4800 feet. The Icefields Parkway started at 5200 feet and went up and down for about 93 miles. The mountains were spectacular and every corner was another camera shot. We stopped for a quick lunch at Rocky Mountain House along with all of the tour buses. We observed ...
... description of the water's action.
Next we drove on to Helmcken Falls and arrived about 1:30. Helmcken Falls is a 141m waterfall. The protection of Helmcken Falls was one of the reasons for the creation of Wells Gray Provincial Park in 1939. Helmcken Falls are the fourth highest waterfall in Canada, measured by total straight drop without a break.
Helmcken Falls drop over the western escarpment of the Murtle Plateau. This huge ...
... needless to say it was cold. Got sprinkled on a couple of times. Late in the day the winds picked up and it was definitely challenging. My muscles ache.
Saw a coyote cross the road just a couple of miles from last nights hotel. The mountains were just amazing. Mostly snow covered. I got to see some ice flows/glaciers. They were massive. Wish I would of had the time to take the bus up to see ...
... to Jasper National Park bear are generally seen. Well, we were not disappointed. A HUGE black bear crossed the road right in front of us. We stopped and took pictures and he did not disappoint us. While we were photographing him, he stood straight up to eat something from the top of a small tree. He must have been a minimum of 7 feet tall. He was impressive. Later that morning we saw a smaller black bear drinking from a stream that ...
Extra day layover activities at Hinton KOA.
Needed Town time.
K&J Thumbs Up for the town of Hinton
and the KOA.
Last night just before lights out, the tribal council finalized the decision to stay over in this park an additional day. We slept in all the way to 7:30 which is a trick when it starts getting light around 4:00 in the morning here.