The Canadian Rockies Day 9: Memories of a Lifetime

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The Icefields Parkway stretches 144 miles (232 km) between Lake Louise in the south and Jasper in the north, providing access to a nearly infinite number of beautiful places.  On Day 9, I decided to spend some time working the southern half of the parkway for the bulk of the day, followed by a late shoot on the Kootenay Plains–about 20 miles east of the parkway at Saskatchewan Crossing on Highway 11.

I started with a sunrise shoot at the Bow River Outlet.  You’ll recall that an attempt at a sunrise shoot there on Day 3 was abrogated given the inability to find the trailhead in the dark.  Later that same day, in broad daylight, the trailhead was easily found and I marked the spot on my GPS.  As a result, I had no trouble finding the trail in the pitch dark on Day 9.  I headed down the path–which…

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