Whirlpool River

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  • Day20

    Die Sonne geht auf

    September 30, 2019 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ -4 °C

    Wir machten uns enthusiastisch auf den Weg zu den Athabasca Falls. Vorher wollten wir allerdings noch zu dem Wasser, das wir so kurz vor der Unterkunft gesehen hatten. Es sah wunderschön aus. Die Sonne strahlte die Berge hinter dem Wasser an und zog sehr schnell über die Bäume. Wir liefen am Wasser entlang und das Bild änderte sich jede Minute, die wir uns umdrehten. Wahnsinnig schön. Irgendwann spiegelten sich die Berge im Wasser. Es sah aus wie gemalt.😍 Wir gingen am Fluss weiter in Richtung des Wasserfalls und fanden uns plötzlich auf der falschen Seite eines Zaunes wieder. Dort waren so viele Touristen, die uns etwas komisch beäugten. Allerdings nahmen sie dann doch recht wenig Notiz von uns, als wir über den Zaun auf die richtige Seite des Trails kletterten. Ich hatte nur gehofft, dass uns kein Park Ranger dabei erwischen würde. Aber es ging sehr schnell und alles verlief glatt. Auf der anderen Seite sahen wir dann Schilder, die den Besuchern untersagten, über den Zaun zu klettern. Hm, naja, von der anderen Seite waren da ja keine und wir hatten nicht vor, nochmal drüberzuklettern.😅Read more

  • Day14

    Unterwegs im JASPER NP

    July 29, 2016 in Canada ⋅ 24 °C

    Der Jasper NP ist berühmt für seine vielfältige und reichhaltige Tierwelt. Beheimatet sind Wapitis, Schwarzbären, Elche, Luchse oder Wölfe. Im Tal des Maligne Rivers stößt man mit etwas Glück auf Waldkaribus.

    Auf der Panoramastrassen zwischen Jasper und Lake Louise kann man nicht selten Wapitis aus der Nähe beobachten.
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  • Day284

    Wabasso, Canada

    July 28, 2017 in Canada ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    We saw bears!!!!!

    My eyes are sore. They've been straining relentlessly for the last five days to spot wildlife, in particular the elusive bear. And we found him. Or her. On our way back from a delicious dinner in Jasper (I got the meat platter to really spoil my definitely-not-already-spoilt-self), in the dwindling twighlight we saw her. She was deep in the woods and I was so astounded that I'd a) seen a bear and b) seen it at such great distance with such poor eyes, that I screamed some what now seem very inappropriate words at Cat who was driving. Pandemonium ensued as we argued over stopping, reversing, turning around and how best not to get hit by a car or eaten by a bear.

    Luck was on our side that day. The black bear was with two tiny and playful cubs! She meandered right up to the roadside, within spitting distance of the car. We could hear her sniffing and grunting and watched the playful cubs jump around, climb trees and annoy each other. It was my Canadian dream come true. Too bad I stuffed up all the photos. We also saw an elk in the drive but who cares about her when you got a black bear! The sighting was also only two km from our campsite which made us a little nervous but we observed the number of tents between her and us and deemed ourselves safe. You don't have to outrun the bear, you only have to outrun the slowest human. In this part of the world where you can order soft drink by the gallon and eat fries for breakfast - I'd back myself. I'm also quite confident the bears would find the aforementioned stereotype tastier than the boney me (or Cat). What an evening!
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  • Day5

    Athabasca Falls, Jasper National Park

    August 24, 2017 in Canada ⋅ 🌙 8 °C

    We checked out from our cabin, and started our route to Canmore. The plan today was to visit Athabasca Falls, Sunwapta Falls, and find a spot we could stop for our picnic lunch. The weather was moving from one extreme to the next along this drive. We had temps as low as 6c, all the way to 18c, with some light rain showers in between. With varied weather like this it was evident we were still in the glaciers!

    Athabasca Falls was a nice stop. A nice little hike to stretch out our legs and take in the spectacular views of the falls. Coming up close to these falls you really get a sense of the power behind them. Josh put the falls to the test by throwing in a log at the top only to see the log get swallowed up in seconds, never to be seen again. What an incredible force.
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  • Day5

    Sunwapta Falls, Jasper National Park

    August 24, 2017 in Canada ⋅ 🌙 8 °C

    A little further up the road, we stopped at Sunwapta Falls. Another great example of the power of a waterfall as it continually pushes through the rock slowly eroding even further. The weather was starting to get a little worse so this was a pretty quick pit stop for us. Next stop...find a place to have our picnic lunch. Surprisingly, there were a limited number of places to stop for a picnic, after much driving and grumbling stomaches, we finally found a place to stop at Num-ta-jah lodge. The lodge had picnic tables set up out front along the lake where we set up lunch. After we finished eating, Josh treated us to hot chocolate from the lodge. A great treat after this brisk lunch outside. From there we headed to our final destination, Canmore, AB.Read more

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