We traveled north some more and some of the mountains looked like they had been pushed up (which they had) from flat to 45 degrees. Endless Mountain was amazing. Everything on the left was a glacier and everything on the right was an amazing formation. Finally we hit Jasper. This is the town of Jasper not the National Park. We ate at the De’d Dog restaurant. We had the Shepard’s pie, a salad and a couple beers. We were heading to Kamloops for the night.
Jasper NP is so amazing. If you don’t look back you miss something. We stopped at almost every pullout. I wanted to do two hikes - The Valley of 5 lakes and another lake that started with an M. I’ll look it up - at least. A hotel was calling. Jasper was $450 a night. We needed a break from camping. Kamloops was the best bet. Weather was coming and I wanted to be inside.
There was so much hiking in Teton, Yellowstone, Glacier, Banff, Yoho, and Jasper, you would need months to get to everything you wanted. I will definitely return again for this road trip. I will probably do this several times to get in all the hikes and see all the amazing vistas and mountains and valleys.
So for all of Canada the animals were lacking. Squirrels, a few mountain goats, and a rabbit were it. We did not see any bears or deer
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