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Alberta

  • flora
    Alberta is big... and we only got as far north as Edmonton, less than halfway to the northern border. And the landscape varies from prairie, with lot of lakes, to the Rockies.

Jasper National Park

  • the view from the campgrounds
    We entered the park at Jasper and drove south to the Columbia Icefield, with a number of detours long the way to see the sights. see http://usparks.about.com/library/miniplanner/canada/bljaspernp.htm if you want more info about the park.

Banff National Park

  • our hotel
    After leaving Jasper, we drove the length of Banff National Park... again with many sidetrips to see the sights. see http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ab/banff/index.aspx for more info

back to the US

  • From Banff, we drove west/south through Kootenay National Park and down to Sandpoint, Idaho

Washington & Oregon

  • The two states are full of beautiful things... flora, fauna, mountains, waterfalls, streams, shoreline, cute little towns, etc.

US 12

  • lunch
    Highway 12 runs from just north of the Columbia River Gorge all the way to Minneapolis. The Columbia River part is really beautiful, but we'd been there before so didn't take many pictures. see http://omelet.typepad.com/photos/highway_12/ for pictures from an earlier trip.