18.08.2007 - 19.08.2007 16 °C
Today we left for Jasper on the way we visited Lake Louise and was challenged by Jeremy the driver to see who could get into the Penthouse suite of the Fairmont and take photos of the lake. Never one to shirk a challenge I got one of the girls from the bus to come with me to the front desk where I explained that we were thinking of having our honeymoon here and could we see the suite. After only a few minutes of waiting we were in the duel level suite taking pictures from the balcony
Next stop was Crows foot glacier and Bow lake which is fed by the glacier giving it a beautiful green colour, the views were amazing with the mountains reflecting in the lake. After here we visited Columbia Ice fields where you can trek up onto the glacier which is pretty cool.
This night we stayed at a wilderness hostel HI Athabasca Falls, we had a group meal of Fajitas and I was put in charge of supervising the making of the meal which was good as I didn't have to do much cooking and meant I got out washing up which is a bad job when there is no hot running water! The sleeping lodge was one big room with us all in it felt a bit like being on a scout camp or something. Sleeping was made easier by the several G&T's provided by Matt who would make an excellent barman. As it was raining there was no camp fire to be had which I was kind of pleased about as I didn't fancy mixing it with the Mosquito's!