Today is the day to do a traverse trip with my Thursday friends! Twice I have hiked a partial out & back due to being on my own so this traverse from Wilcox Pass to Tangle Falls has been something I always thought I would like to do one day. When I saw this would be an option for the day, I jumped on board on the bus and lounged back in luxury until it was go time. Hike time came and we bolted off like there was no tomorrow being excited to get up close and almost personal with the glaciers.
We wasted no time in the trees and completed the elevation, for me, in record time.
Those seniors are a force to be reckoned with.
Huff! Puff! Wait up, please! Huff! Puff!
This is zoomed in on the Athabasca Glacier and you can see the tiny dots on the left on the snow, those are the buses going up and parking to let the tourists out to walk around a bit. The glacier is shrinking quickly.
today's wildlife viewing
They did not budge and they were right there not far from the side of the trail.
I zoomed in on this guy. I wonder what that bulge is on the side of his face.
boulders and glaciers
view along the way
view as we are descending
Now do you see the gecko?
I zoomed in for this shot.
continuing with the descent which went on and on and on
We reached a flat section and took another little break before beginning the next part of the descent.
The trail lead us to a spot right beside the Tangle Falls.
We reached the end of the trail and a had view up the full entire length of Tangle Falls.
We crossed the Parkway to the parking lot on the other side and just placed a call to our driver to come pick us up as we were all there and ready to sit back in luxury and head for home. In a matter of about 20 minutes we were all board smiling chatting laughing and expressing our pleasure with having just received and experienced a wonderful gift in today's journey.