Icefield highway and welcome to Shunda Fire Base in Clearwater County

The Mountain Legacy Project – working in the eastern slopes of the Rockies. Catch them on Facebook too:

The Mountain Legacy Project

After a beautiful week in Willmore and our last picturesque flight there over glaciers (with Mt. Robson looming in the background) we were ready to move once again. This time we headed to our third location of this summer–Shunda Fire Base in Clearwater area, between Nordegg and Rocky Mountain House on Highway 11.

IMG_5695 Willmore with Mt. Robson in the background. IMG_5776 Scenic flight over the glaciers.

The last time driving on the Icefield highway we had a rainy day, so we decided to take the same route down south to take advantage of the beautiful sunny day.  We made several scenic stops on the way, enjoying canyons, rivers, and waterfalls, and especially the Colombia Icefields and dominant Athabasca glacier. We even got to walk on the glacier!

DSC_4062 Athabasca river close to Jasper. DSC_3077 Mighty Athabasca Falls. DSC_3100 Stairs to Athabasca canyon. DSC_4075 Black bear just across the highway. panoReflex1 Jasper Lake. Icepano6 Colombia Icefield with impressive…

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