David Thompson Highway – 2008

The David Thompson Highway runs east-west in central Alberta. One end begins at the Saskatchewan River Crossing in Banff National Park, heads  200 miles (321 km) east to end just past Nevis, Alberta. It is a beautiful highway to drive and about 20 miles of it follows the glacial blue-coloured Abraham Lake. The lake is man-made, created with the building of the Bighorn Dam in 1972. We drove it in the Fall of 2008 and the colours were incredible.

Abraham Lake with Fall Colours

Abraham Lake with Fall Colours

The mountains had a dusting of snow that highlighted the geological features of these relatively young mountains.

The Saskatchewan River Valley. The mountains had a dusting of snow that highlighted the geological features of these relatively young mountains

Mount Michener, a 8,350 foot (2,545 metre) peak.  Again the snow highlight the geological forces

Mount Michener, a 8,350 foot (2,545 metre) peak. Again, the snow highlights the geological forces at work


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