Jasper National Park: Athabasca Falls

(My solo road trip of western Canada – Thursday 24th September)

I was looking forward to visiting these falls as I read that the rock formations around the area were pretty dramatic, I had decent weather so was happy to be visiting.  Walking around I was struck by the multitude of natures designs in the rocks around the landscape, really fascinating.  In some areas, as you will see, the trees were beautiful and the fact that many trees had fallen, created their own unique tapestry within the woodland area around Athabasca Falls.

One of my favorite places during this visit were the steps that had absolutely amazing rock formations on either side of them, you can see these in the few photos.  The way the water is eroding the rock is truly incredible which is why my second favourite place was where the potholes are, you could easily imagine that a human has created these with her or his hands from clay, the fact is, that these are all unique designs created by the caressing of the water over many, many years.

While walking around, you come across benches which have been placed in certain locations in memory of people who underestimated the rocks and how slippy they could be, and unfortunately fell to their death.  Being in those areas were stark reminders that you really cannot mess with nature and feel you are invincible, caution must be exercised and respect given to natures gift to us, always!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athabasca_Falls

http://www.albertawow.com/hikes/Athabasca_Falls/Athabasca_Falls.htm.

http://www.todocanada.ca/city/jasper/listing/athabasca-falls-jasper-national-park/

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