Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Yellowhead Highway through British Columbia and Alberta


We made a brief trip to Edmonton in June to see our new granddaughter and her family and made a number of stops along the way, looking for native orchids, wildlife and anything else of interest we could find.  We followed the Yellowhead Highway north through Kamloops and Blue River to Tete Jaune Cache and then east through Mount Robson Provincial Park and through Jasper National Park.  Here's a diary-in-pictures of that trip.

SCENERY

near Tete Jaune Cache

 entering Robson Provincial Park

Mount Robson

the Palisades, Mount Robson Provincial Park

Jasper Lake, Jasper National Park

more of Jasper

spectators begin spectated

she didn't mind having her picture taken

a lot of cameras and binoculars

 Athabasca River

Athabasca River

Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park

 Mount Robson Provincial Park again

 Moose Lake

last view of Mount Robson from the visitor's center

 evening in Robson

ANIMALS

Bull Elk

Bull Elk

 Bull Elk near Maligne Lake

Bighorn Ram

king

looking a bit ratty

Bighorn Ewes and Lambs

 Bighorn Lambs

Bighorn Lambs

Black Bear

ORCHIDS

Bog Orchids along the Yellowhead

more of the same

 and still more

Tall White Northern Bog Orchis
Platanthera dilatata var. dilatata



Slender Bog Orchis
Platanthera stricta

Large Yellow Lady's Slipper
Cypripedium parviflorum var. pubescens






 Mountain Lady's Slipper
Cypripedium montanum


Small Round-leaf Orchis
Amerorchis rotundifolia


Green Bog Orchis
Platanthera huronensis


Frog Orchid
Coeloglossum viride var. viride


 Northern Small Yellow Lady's Slipper
Cypripedium parviflorum var. makasin


Yellow Lady's Slipper with Crab Spider

WILDFLOWERS AND PLANTS

Elephant's-head Lousewort

Cluster Thistle and Harsh Paintbrush

Unidentified Berries

FAMILY

Kailyn and Ashlyn

Kailyn and Owen