We managed to arrive at Lake Louise before the first busload of tourists, and had an unubstructed view of the lake. The view is iconic and certainly breathtaking.
We headed out on the road north towards Jasper, stopping along the way to take some deep breaths because of the idiots driving without any regard for anyone else on the highway.
I have a great deal of difficulty in letting go in my life, and it seems that much of my life has been about people leaving. Consequently, I do not do parting well. After I left my family in Jasper, I rode south towards Clearwater.
Mount Robson towers over the highway.
I stopped for a burger in a bike friendly bar and grill, and after a good burger, I felt a little better about being on the road again, and without my riding partners. The posters in the bar provided a bit of comic relief for me.
I had decided not to stretch my tires by riding to Whitecourt to see my son, and when I was able to check my email, I found out that my daughter-in-law was accepted at the University of Alberta, so it looks like I will be heading to Alberta in the next couple of weeks.