We got up at 5:30 and drove the Icefields Parkway through Banff and Jasper National Parks. This drive is one of the most spectacular in North America. We stopped off at Lake Louise and Morraine Lake. The weather was cloudy and rainy most of the time, naturally. We took hundreds of pictures of cloudy mountains. We even got snowed on at the Athabasca Glacier. The Columbia Icefields are immense – they are the largest accumulation of ice south of the Arctic Circle. It took us over 9 hours to get to Jasper, but only 4 hours to get back to Banff. It was a long day.