Archive - July 2013

Hawkeye Blog July 2013 July 07, 2013

We in the United States often forget (or don't know to begin with) that we share the Rocky Mountains, one of our most beautiful assets, with our northern neighbor, Canada. British Columbia contains, in Banff National Park, a plethora of wildlife, similar in diversity to Yellowstone National Park: black bear, elk, mule deer, bighorn sheep, and mountain goats, to name a few. Close to two million visitors come in July and August annually.

Jasper National Park in Alberta encompasses more glacial snow and ice than Glacier National Park in Montana. The last Ice Age ended about 10,000 years ago. Remnants of this is the huge Columbia Icefield which covers 200 square miles.

The gorgeous vistas all through the Rockies make traveling there, whether on foot or by car, a memorable journey.