The rocky giant and the dwarf — Foto Friday

Canadian Rockies Banff National Park
Canadian Rockies Banff National Park

Canadian Rockies surpassed my expectation.

After spending a lot of time in Yosemite it would be hard to impress me. My expectation was rather high. But dang! These Canadians have a pretty darn impressive mountain range here. We were impressed.

I was surprised at how easily accessible the scenery was. A lot of the scenic overlooks along the freeway between Jasper and Banff were literally off the freeway. You can gawk and snap dozens of pictures without even getting out of the car.

And people did.

Pull up. Roll the window down. Snap. Snap. Roll the window back up. Drive off.

It was a drive through national parks.

But that’s not the point of this post. I just want to share with you this picture that was taken along Parker Ridge Trail.

The first time we did this trail it was snowing and we couldn’t see 10 ft ahead of us, nevermind the surrounding view. We’re so glad we decided to give it another try on our way back.

The picture doesn’t do it justice, but hopefully you still get a sense of the scale of these mountains.

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  2. That's a pretty good photo. It gets the scale across quite nicely. I certainly wish I lived a little closer to the Rockies, I would like to think I would have spent more time there if it didn't take a 9 hour drive each way. There's always after the world trip…

  3. Wow, what a mountain! The landscape actually reminds me a lot of Patagonia, with that combination of scrub and huge mountains, which would make sense since the two are a similar latitude. I'm also glad you guys gave the trail a second chance.

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