After a nice, relaxing night in Banff, we headed north along the Icefields Parkway. Here we are looking to the west, across the Bow River, to Crowfoot Glacier hanging up on the cliff. I remember the first time I saw glaciers, and how mesmerized I was at the radiant, turquoise glow. I had expected them to be white, but they are not. More on that later. This poor crow has lost one toe. When it was named, it had an extension below the lower one you see here. That "toe" has receded over the years since then. However, the ice cliff you see at the lower left portion of the glacier is still 50 m (160 feet) tall.
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