Finally got a pretty clear night, with actual darkness, in Jasper so I went out to see if I could see the Milky Way. Jasper is recognized for its dark night sky and I can understand why. First place I went was right off a major highway and busy late at night, second place was much quieter but more clouds were moving in. Oh well, that’s the way it goes sometimes. I also went to Maligne Canyon and got a nice image of one of the large waterfalls there.
I left Jasper Thursday in the rain and it was a pretty wet drive with very low clouds all day and on Friday, too. Just south of Banff I got on Rt. 40, through the Kanananskis Valley, what a good road. What I could see of the countryside was lovely despite the low clouds and I know it would be really delightful in god weather. At Longivew I took 22 south, called the Cowboy Trail, to Pincher Creek. Another great road, through rolling hills, wide open spaces with cattle ranches, hayfields, very different from the mountains and glaciers!
Got into Glacier NP mid-day on Friday, overcast, wet and cold and it hasn’t let up any. I’m hoping for a break in the weather since the scenery here is spectacular but hard to see with the low clouds. Did get out to Many Glacier and watched a grizzly 1/2 way up a mountain with my binoculars.