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Name:Mari-Anne
Location:Whitefish, Montana

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Day Thirteen - May 28, 2005 - NW Territories

Northeast of JasperDay Thirteen led us into the most gorgeous scenery in the world-the mountains of Jasper, Banff, and Kootenay National Parks.

Athabasca RiverFrom the Pierre Grey Lakes, we followed the high mountain road 40 toward Interstate 16 which leads into Jasper. Once we caught “Interstate" 16, we followed along side a very milky looking Athabasca River. Unfortunately, the road leading into the park contained very few turn-outs where we could take pictures of the majestic scenery.

Snaring River CampsiteOnce inside Jasper National Park, we found a very scenic campsite along the river at Snaring River Campground. We had stayed at this campground several times before as it is one of the few open this early in the year. Most campgrounds don’t open until the middle or end of June.

SnaringRiverThe weather was a very warm 80 degrees when we arrived in the early afternoon and still 72 outside at 10 pm. The wildlife count for the day was one coyote and six bighorn sheep.

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