11 October 2007

Jasper to Lake Louise - Bow Lake & Num-Ti-Ja Lodge

September 14, 2007

Well, today was farewell to Jasper day. We headed back down the Icefields Parkway to Lake Louise first thing. It was a beautiful drive. We stopped at several spots along the way for photo ops. I do love being Koty Ko-pilot. Mom needs all the driving advice I can render. :0)

When we got into Lake Louise we headed right on over to the propane filling station. It’s been below freezing nearly every night and we’ve been running the heater quite a bit. Mom figured we must have gone through a lot of gas but it turned out we’d only used ten litres, less than three gallons! Next we filed up with diesel. Good old Clementine only used thirteen gallons round trip Lake Louise – Jasper. The Mercedes diesel is a pip.

Next we checked into the campground. They only have electricity here so that’s what we got. As soon as mom got everything set up we were off to the Parks Canada info center. Mom gathered all the moss she could and we were off.

By this time it was late in the afternoon so she decided we should take a look at Bow Lake in afternoon light. It’s only about 20 minutes up the Icefields Parkway from Lake Louise. There is a pretty old Lodge there called Num-Ti-Ja and a trail along the lake that goes to Bow Falls. It was too late to make it to the falls but it was a very pleasant evening stroll and next time we will get there early enough to make the falls.

We drove back to Lake Louise and Clementine for supper and a nice evening.

Until next time.


©Kinsey Barnard

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