21 September 2013

Rocky Mountain Highs


It's hard to believe, but we've lived here 13 years without a visit to the majestic mountains of Jasper.  We found some time early this month and, honestly, I did not want to leave.  The following are photos taken three weeks ago during a trip to Jasper National Park, Alberta.



The cranberry white chocolate scone is scrumptious!!  You must also try their cheese loaf and an Italian loaf with bruschetta in it.  


The famous washroom walls of The Other Paw Bakery Cafe.  The last quote was that of Agatha Christie!  






We took the Jasper Tram up the side of a mountain and then hiked up a ways to get some stunning photos, including the panorama.








Above, the gorgeous Athabasca Falls and below, the Athabasca River.



Coming next, the Columbia Ice Fields.

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22 comments:

Arija said...

There's nothing like fantastic mountain scenery, is there? I bet zou will be visiting the park regularly from now on.

Rambling Woods said...

It looks like a great place to visit Shirley.... Michelle

Gardenia said...

Skies + hills + clouds = my idea of heaven! Loved your pictures.

Rajesh said...

Great shots of the place. Landscape is amazing.

Mary said...

What a wonderful landscape! Great shots!

BLOGitse said...

What can I say...WOW!
Look at that nature, your great shots, WOW!!!
Happy Sunday!

'Tsuki said...

Wow, thanks for sharing your picture of this journey : it must have been such an adventure ! The color of the water between saphire and esmerald is amazing !

Viera said...

Beautiful nature...famous pictures...nicely done

Ruth Kelly said...

Cute cute cute - such a fun bakery! I love the photos of the rockies - it doesn't matter if the rockies are in Canada, Colorado or Utah, they are all magnificent.

Bev said...

I lived in Alberta all my life and only been to Jasper 2 times... Thanks for the pictures!!

Shirley said...

I really love the mountains. It feels like going home whenever I am amongst them.

Bev, I have lived in Alberta my entire life as well, though in Southern Alberta where Waterton National Park was our go-to destination to be in the mountains.

Shirley said...

Arija, I certainly hope it is the first of many trips to Jasper! Thanks for stopping by.

Shirley said...

Michelle, it is a great place to visit. I wonder if I would be so in love if I lived there year-round?

Shirley said...

Gardenia, it is a piece of heaven right here. Only about a 4 hour drive away.

Shirley said...

Rajesh and Viera, thank you. I took far more photos than what I've shown here. Someday I will post the remainder. Thank you for your kind comments.

Shirley said...

Mary and Blogitse, the majesty of the mountains speaks for itself. I am but the photographer. They truly are a "WOW" experience.

Shirley said...

Tsuki, hello again my blogger friend! Good to see you!

Shirley said...

Ruth, that little bakery is extremely popular! The line-up is forever but people stay and wait because it is just that good!!

Shey said...

These are such gorgeous views. I would love to visit there someday. I also liked Agatha Christie's quote, too funny!

Shirley said...

Hello Shey and welcome to The Gardening Life. If the opportunity presents itself to visit any of the Rocky Mountains, whether it's Jasper, Banff or Waterton National Parks within the Rockies; you really should take advantage of it. From hiking, to trams, to skiing, to boating, fishing and so much more; the mountains have something to offer everyone! I just love them!

Huldra said...

Wow.. Ehat a stunning place! Thank you for sharing :)

Louisette said...

Great landscapes, nice shots.


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