The Maligne Canyon
July 25 , 2008
After descending from Whistlers Mountain, from which the above wide view of the Jasper area was shot, we drove through Jasper to locate our Bed n' Breakfast for the night and then headed out the Maligne Lake Road. Follow the Athabasca River north of town, and you may see the bridge where we crossed.
Looking closely above, you can see where the bridge crosses the Athabasca River from the main road, Hwy 16, that parallels the river. You can see pieces of the road as it stretches eastward toward the high mountains. The Maligne Canyon is probably about at the right edge of this view.
Further upstream it was characteristic of the many beautiful streams and rivers we saw on this magnificent road.
We drove on down the Maligne Lake Road and it was absolutely magnificent with clear running streams along the road and majestic mountains towering over us. The mountains were skirted with a forest so green it almost seemed to glow. I wanted to stop every few feet for a picture.
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