Glacier National Park (sign posted at the beginning of a hike)
brrrrr....on the Icefields Parkway, Jasper in late August (temps are Centigrade; in the higher elevations, it's even colder!)
Jasper National Park, Canada. Did we actually see any bears? no, unfortunately.
sign in front of the Athabasca Glacier in Jasper National Park. In spite of several warning signs, including one informing of the fall of a young boy into a crevasse several years earlier, people still crossed over and walked onto the glacier. I have seen people not obey warning signs and do some pretty stupid things, like jumping into a pool of churning water with a rapid current above a waterfall. Perhaps they think because they are on vacation they are immune to disaster.
This sign reads:
DANGERS BEYOND THIS POINT
crevasses and millwells (DEEP HOLES, SOMETIMES HIDDEN)
changeable ice conditions
swift flowing creeks with slippery banks
PARTIES PROCEEDING BEYOND THIS POINT MUST HAVE:
mountaineering and crevasse rescue equipment
the knowledge of how to use it
and my personal favorite-
I'm linking up with my favorite teacher, Ms Jenny Matlock, as we work our way through the alphabet. Please do go visit the other students, for you never know what gems you may find--humor, poignancy, information, visions of far away places, stuff you've never even dreamed of! Check it out HERE. You may even wish to join in yourself! This week our letter is "S."
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