It was with a heavy heart that I left Mount Roson Inn in Jasper this morning. The mountains feel like hands cupping my heart. A piece of me stays here every time I leave.
I got breakfast. I got coffee. I got fuel. Still the sun hadn't risen. I was met at the crossroads by a large heard of doe Elk and shortly afterwards by a massive bull. I've never seen Elk before so this was special at dawn.
At Athabasca the temperature had fallen to -9 degrees C. My breath froze on the back of the camera. Nobody was around, the sun was still below the horizon so the light was great...I got the selfie I wanted!
Further down the road Sunwapta lay in wait. By the time I got there the sun had broken through the trees so it wasn't ideal. Still, it was amazing.
Image 1: Canon 5Dmiii, 16-35L II with polariser @ 16mm, ISO400, f/16, 0.3 sec
Image 2: Canon 5Dmiii, 24-105L Is with polariser @ 35mm, ISO50, f/22, 10 sec