Continuing up the Icefields Parkway Quick hike up to Athabasca Glacier Sunwapta Falls The mountains never end going up this road. Not quite as spectacular as the Going to the Sun road but about 4 times as long so it was a hell of a nice ride. Check out this beach on the north side of Jasper. That guy is out in the middle and only up to his knees. Lots of people were enjoying the day here. I love seeing cool stuff like this going down the road. Stopped in Hinton to buy a new memory card for the camera then headed up route 40. I thought Wyoming and Montana were big country but this place just seems to dwarf them. In Grande Cache I would meet up with a nice biker couple at the gas station. They asked me where I was going to stay the night and I told them I'd find a logging road between here and Grande Prairie. They said nonsense and offered to share their hotel room with me. Cool now I have someone to ride with but it was tough keeping up they rode fast. We seen someone in a pickup truck taking pictures of a bear on a pulloff of the road. He left and we figured we would ride up close and get some pictures of it. We sat there a second and got the cameras out when the bear made a quick move towards us :eek1. I couldn't believe how fast it was. Luckily for us it was just a warning because it could have taken some one off of their bike if it wanted to. We boogied on out of there. Now I realize why they say don't approach the wildlife Kinda an odd couple don't you think?