The fresh snow on the ground in Lake Louise made it wise to have a late departure – and to give them time to clear up the two semi-truck collision near Banff. Most of the snow had melted off the roads and they were merely wet.
We caught the Queen Elizabeth 2 northbound towards Edmonton, but avoided the city by heading east through Beaumont, Sherwod Park, and Fort Saskatchewan.
It was great to be out on the open prairie again, and soon large V’s of geese were winging their way across the sunset, while the smell of fresh hay and crops in the fields filled the air.
I had not driven this road for many years and wanted to see most of it in the daylight, so opted to stop for the night before reaching the Saskatchewan line. A nice little deserted campground on a small lake filled the bill very well.
Stepping out of the truck on arrival, I was greeted by the rush of feathers as a flock of geese descended to the lake directly over me at very low elevation.