Jasper Journey – Heading Back Down …

13 Nov

wolf / first aid kit

Columbia Icefield

Saw one of these on the way back. 
Don’t know what they’re called, but it’s a hole 
in the glacier where water goes down. 

Google Maps image

A few people have gone missing up here over the years. 
They just found a body of a guy that had missing for 20 years.
But if you ever fell in one of these holes
I doubt they would ever find you.


The word inuksuk means “that which acts in the capacity of a human.
A manmade stone landmark or cairn built for use by the Inuit, Iñupiat, Kalaallit, Yupik, and other peoples of the Arctic region of North America.

These structures are found in northern Canada, Greenland, and Alaska (United States).
The inuksuk may historically have been used for navigation, as a point of reference, a marker for travel routes, fishing places, camps, hunting grounds, places of veneration,
drift fences used in hunting, or to mark a food cache.

4 Responses to “Jasper Journey – Heading Back Down …”

  1. maui1 November 13, 2019 at 10:45 pm #

    This a great post on your Jasper journey and on your trip up to the Columbia Ice Fields.
    I really enjoyed all the great pictures of the Columbia Ice fields.

    • jcalberta November 14, 2019 at 12:12 am #

      Thanks Quinn. Had some fun up there. No doubt about it.

  2. Cindy Bruchman November 14, 2019 at 5:22 am #

    I think it’s great you went to Jasper. From down here in AZ it looks mighty frigid up there!

    • jcalberta November 14, 2019 at 9:11 am #

      Well … it’s icy up there! LoL! This was actually the only bad day we had all week. But it was tolerable. Heck, we’re Canadians. We had some fun.

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