Athabasca Falls

I haven’t posted any pics from my camping trip with my parents to Jasper in July lately so here are a few from Athabasca Falls. The falls were quite close to the campground we were staying at so it was our first touristy stop.  It was a rainy day and raining the evening before when we arrived so I was a bit worried we were in for a rain-filled week.  I do a love rainy day, but of course when it’s raining in the mountains, those mountains are hidden and it’s also more challenging to take pictures in the rain (a plastic bag and tea towel were hastily put together) and my dad and I planned to take a lot of pictures on this trip.  The rain did eventually stop and the temperature ended up being quite comfortable for sight seeing and short hikes.

As much as I like checking out the sights, I also enjoy people watching, especially other tourists!  A few years ago when I was visiting Yellowstone and walking back to the car after checking out the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, a middle-aged couple were pulling into the parking lot, the driver rolled down his window and asked how far it was to the first look-out point.  I said it was a quick two minute walk, he said “Really? That’s too far for us to walk” and drove off!  Really?  It made me wonder what else they missed out on while they were in Yellowstone.

Anyway, here are the Athabasca Falls pictures and one of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone.

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