One of the places that you can get a very close up look at a glacier is in Jasper National Park. Located about forty minutes from the town of Jasper at the end of Edith Cavell Road is the trailhead of the Path of the Glacier Trail. The trail takes you to two glaciers, namely the Cavell Glacier and the Angel Glacier. They are both terrific to visit and photograph. That is not to say that there isn't beauty along the trail itself, as this photo reveals.
I had gotten up early to try to catch a sunrise at the glacier, but there was a slight drizzle and a layer of clouds. Already awake, I decided to go anyway and hiked to the glaciers. I was unable to get a sunrise photo, but, as I took in the beauty of the area, the skies began to break. On my way back to the trailhead, I spotted this scene of one of the mountains.