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J is for Jasper National Park with Snowmobiles and Rainbows, A to Z Challenge 2013

J is for Jasper, both Jasper National Park, and Jasper, AB, the town.  I was first there as a girl in the early 1970’s, and remember the giant vehicle that took us out on the Columbia icefields, with a conveyor belt contraption on the wheels.  It was red, but according to a photo from a previous decade, they came in many colors.

One of my favorite painters, Canadian Lawren Harris, has a painting of Maligne Lake.

Jasper from Whistler Mountain
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Jasper from Whistler Mountain. Photo by Wayne Stratz, 1996.

In 1996, Stratoz and I took a trip to Jasper, venturing up Whistler Mountain in a tram, and seeing a panoramic view of the town of Jasper.

Rainbow at Athabasca Falls, Jasper National Park
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Rainbow at Athabasca Falls, Jasper National Park, Alberta. Photo by Wayne Stratz, 1996.

We also visited Athabasca Falls, which was intensely loud with the sound of water hitting rocks.  This rainbow floated up, seemingly within our reach.


My previous A to Z posts
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More images on my A to Z Challenge 2013 Pinterest Board.

A to Z Blogging Challenge April 2013

9 comments

  1. mary aalgaard says:

    That’s elusive…Spring is elusive this year. I thought that spelling looked wrong. Needless to say, I did not win any spelling bees!

  2. Sandy says:

    Love the pictures, very cool. You might want to change your link on the linky. It doesn’t come to your blog, it goes to your static webpage? You only get here after poking around. No doubt that discourages someone, in fact they might not even realize you’re doing the a-z

  3. Nikki – Thanks for the kind words about my work! I suspect my parents never saw snow until they moved up to Edmonton, being from Texas.

    Sandy – Thanks for letting me know it was a challenge to get to my posts. I took the static page down for now.

    Tui – The conveyor belt tires tied with the glacier for my attention as a kid!

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