The Canadian Rockies, in one word, are simply AMAZING.
The road between Jasper and Banff spans 290 km of some of the most spectacular sights we'd ever seen and experienced. Glaciers, mountains, lakes, rivers, trees, all arranged harmoniously relative to one another, not just in terms of location, but overall setting. A winter wonderland in September, the fourth best month to visit, we were told.
Hikes up the mountains, down the valleys, and across the flats raised our body temperatures to only agreeable levels. We braved the cold and pitched our tent in four different locations over six nights. Our fingers and toes were numb. Five layers of clothing hardly kept us warm. Damp firewood was impossible to burn. Sleep was hard to come by.
Endless, though, was the beauty.