July 25, 2008
i am at the glacier center 1 hour south of jasper. i had to stop becuz i was feeling as though i was in a daze and dreaming, and needed to “wake up”.
the drive south from jasper IS more spectacular than the drive north. i know you have read all these words like: spectacular, stunning…
but this is out of the world. off the map re adjectives [i think that’s right].
take a single beautiful mountain, with it’s formation/shape in general, the trees vs barren rock, the rock formations. put a bunch of these together, right next to each other and then throw in a splash of turquoise river/lake water…and you have out of this world.
and it’s panoramic. just fills up your entire view shed. i am totally overcome. and i have 2 more hours to go.
i have read that this drive made National Geographic’s top 10 scenic drives in the world. on the way up? ahhh…maybe the top 50. on the way down. yes. i need to google to see if they mention driving north vs south.
this has just bumped Gaspe In October off the #1 spot on my list of beautiful places.