Hiking on the Athabasca Glacier in Jasper National Park of Alberta, Canada
This summer, our family discovered that hiking on a glacier is a thrilling way to stay cool. Our destination was the Canadian Rockies–a wonderland filled with glaciers, mountain trails, wildflowers, and wildlife.
Now that autumn is near, and we’ve begun the school year, we have memories to savor of our Summer of the Glaciers. Here are a few photos of our adventures.
Matt stands with pick ax on the Athabasca Glacier. Note the snowmobile in the background–for less intrepid souls.
I am photographing the Athabasca Glacier we had been hiking on.
Here we stand before the Angel Glacier on Mount Edith Cavell. The peak was named for the WWI heroine. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Edith_Cavell
We ventured to Opal Hills, where we had previously met a Mama grizzly bear and two cubs. No “luck” this year. :->
We met bears this year, but only from the car.
Photographing wildflowers is a lovely way to rest on a hot, steep trail.
Fairy Slipper or Calypso Orchid
I hope you enjoyed your summer and I look forward to working with you this year.
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I am the author of 46 children's books and a Science journalist for Scholastic. I also work as a consultant giving Writing and Science programs at schools and libraries.
September 10, 2014
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