The first trip was an 8-day ride from Glacier National Park (in Montana) to Banff and Jasper National Parks (in Alberta). The second trip was a 6-day ride through just Banff and Jasper National Parks. Both trips rode along The Icefields Parkway, a route I have wanted to bike for a number of years. There were two guides on the trips -- me and Laura (the head guide). We took turns every other day driving the van and riding alongside the guests.
Below are some photos from the trip:
|Binoculars at Lake Louise.|
This was my favorite photo from the trip.
I later saw this same image hanging in a hotel room where we stayed.
I guess I have an eye for a good photo!
|Each day, the guests were greeted with a whiteboard|
summarizing important information for the day.
Here's the whiteboard I created for the first day's ride.
|And here are the marvelous guests from the 8-day Glacier-Banff-Jasper trip.|
Back row (l to r): Mark, Marla, Paul, Pat, Chuck, Jena, and Rich.
Front row (l to r): Barbara, Dave, Patti, Stephanie, and Dianna.
|The view from St. Mary, on the east side of Glacier National Park.|
(Photo credit: Paul Scanaliato)
|The crew waits patiently at the Chief Mountain border crossing into Canada.|
I'm on the far left, in the gray shirt.
|Our lunch spot in Banff, at Cascade Ponds.|
I love the simple bridge.
|In Banff, we took a short spin around Lake Minnewanka,|
where we ran into this herd of big horned sheep.
(Photo credit: Jeff Glaser)
|Me, at Lake Louise.|
|The whole gang, on our hike to the Plain of Six Glaciers.|
Lake Louise is in the distance.
|The canoes at Moraine Lake Lodge.|
|Here's a photo of the same lake and canoes -- from a different perspective.|
I've included both photos because they are both beautiful in their own ways.
|Me, above Peyto Lake, in Banff National Park.|
Though the lake's colors are muted by the overcast sky,
Peyto Lake is known as the bluest lake in all of the Canadian Rockies.
|Our lunch spot at Silverhorn Creek Campground.|
We made a fire to help ward of the slight chill in the air.
|Raven and Laura took a tricycle for a spin at Saskatchewan Crossing.|
Laura was the head guide on my two trips.
Raven was head guiding another Bicycle Adventures trip
that paralleled our trip.
|I loved these colorful wildflowers along The Icefields Parkway.|
|And I loved this rainbow, proudly shining in the mist from the Athabasca Falls.|