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Old 05-22-09, 12:14 PM   #1
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Old 05-22-09, 12:25 PM   #2
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I live right next to the Icefield Parkway and have ridden it numerous times.

I don't find the elevation too much ... but I've gotten used to riding it.

It's got a great shoulder, like most of the highways in Alberta. Although, the shoulder does get rough in places because of runoff and the winter wear. For a better shoulder, and equally beautiful scenery, I actually prefer Hwy 11.

The camping is fine ... I love camping in the mountains.

Yes, there are heaps of tourists ... you'll want to get to your campsites early if you're travelling in July and August, and don't even think about going the hostelling route, it's too late.

These shots are of Hwy 11, Hwy 93, and the Icefield Parkway:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/1430288...7602332361993/ (Rocky Mountain 1200 - includes part of Icefield Parkway)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/1430288...7602327325240/ (Golden Triangle - includes part of Icefield Parkway)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/1430288...7602324692010/ (Hwy 11)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/1430288...7605871338498/ (Hwy 11)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/1430288...7606010786530/ (Bow Valley Parkway - part of Icefield Parkway)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/1430288...7606151284624/ (Icefield Parkway)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/1430288...7606660549120/ (Icefield Parkway)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/1430288...7607097344648/ (Rowan's and my wedding photos - we rode a century (100 miles) on the Icefield Parkway and Hwy 16 in the Jasper area just before getting married)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/1430288...7618025603216/ (Hwy 11 - this year)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/1430288...7618308385530/ (Hwy 11 - this year)
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Old 05-22-09, 02:01 PM   #3
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Nah - not much to see.
I'd try Kansas instead - with apologies to Dorothy.
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Nah - not much to see.
I'd try Kansas instead - with apologies to Dorothy.

If the Kansas trip included a flight to Oz ...
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Just click your heels three times and say - - -
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20 more days and I can say that!!
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