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Hiking Trail up to Columbia Icefield, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada (2002)

The trail up to the Columbia Icefield requires some power, as we are in 2,000 m altitude!

Warning at the Columbia Icefield, Jasper Nationalpark, Alberta, Canada (2002)

On your way up, signs will explain the danger of the glacier. This one - "Time Is Not On Your Side" - tells the tragic story of a nine-year-old boy, who fell into a crevasse on July 4th, 2001. At 4:18 pm he fell in a crevasse on the toe of the Athabasca Glacier. At 6:00 pm he is still buried under frozen snow. At 7:47 pm the boy is finally pulled to the surface. The doctors declare him dead at the Seton General Hospital in Jasper at 8:50 pm. It is very dangerous to walk outside the marked area!

Mountain Goats at the Sunwapta Canyon, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada (2002)

Mountain goats can be watched best at the Sunwapta Canyon Viewpoint.

Icefields Parkway, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada (2002)

The Icefields Parkway changes its appearance constantly. Sometimes it can be like this, just flat and brown, but never boring!

Jasper Tourist Information, Alberta, Canada (2002)

The Jasper Tourist Information provides a hand written list of B&B's that have rooms available. The list is updated every morning, and each visitor may use the phone for free to find out which rooms are still available. I think this is CRAP. A commercial tourist information should be able to do it much better! Please, implement a database with a web frontend! And, while you are at it, educate the staff to actually HELP finding a place to stay.

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