It seems like forever ago that Mike and I went camping in Jasper. The cold nights of May in the Rocky Mountains are wiped out of my memory with the intense heat of July and early August.
Well... almost out of memory. Seriously, if you're going to camp in the Rocky Mountains in early May, pack lots of blankets, and at least three layers of cloths to wear at night.
Other than that, it was an amazing trip. Mike had never been to Jasper, and I hadn't been in years. It was a perfect early anniversary trip. One of our favourite days was when we went to Maligne Canyon.
"Maligne Canyon is carved into the Palliser Formation, a layer of limestone deposited in a shallow tropical sea by lime-secreting plankton about 365-million years ago. Some geologists speculate that parts of the canyon were originally deep caves that have since been uncovered by glacial scraping and water erosion." (from the Parks Canada Website)
Since we were there in May, there was still a fair amount of ice and snow in parts of the canyon. Someday I would like to go back in winter and see the amazing ice formations that are there. Of course, if I go in winter, I won't be camping in a tent.
And what is a trip to Jasper without photos of the many different types of wildlife? Apparently these Rocky Mountain Sheep think that crosswalks are for them too.