So in late 2000 I rented a car, and drove clear across the Rocky Mountains from Calgary to Vancouver. Canada was the first stage of a 12 month world trip, and I didn’t have room for proper winter clothes in my backpack. Hence, with temperatures constantly -25c and lower, and with a wind chill of -40, never before or since have I been that cold. And despite the heater permanently on full blast, my travel partner and I still resembled ‘numb and numb-er.’
But the towering mountains, crystal clear lakes and vast ice fields of the Rockies provided me with some of the most inspiring landscapes I’ve been lucky enough to see. And to drive through the National Parks of Banff, Jasper and Glacier remains the most spectacular road trip I’ve ever taken. Yet!!
Never a truer word spoken! Please, sit back and enjoy the views.
All photos courtesy of the Nomad,