Sunrise in the Athabasca Valley
We had originally planned for four days in Jasper National Park, during which I figured it was almost certain that I'd get some nice, clear weather at sunrise at least once. Wrong! Weather being what it is in the Canadian Rockies, it didn't pan out, and I was disappointed. The final night of our trip was down in Kootenay National Park, several hours from Jasper, but I really wanted to catch a sunrise, and noted that the weather was supposed to clear. So I got up at 2:00 am and drove all the way back to Jasper, got there just in time for sunrise, and photographed my way all the way down the Icefields Parkway. I ended up staying up 20 hours straight and doing a lot of driving, in a night I won't soon forget.
It was totally worth it. :) Here's one of the shots (actually a stitched panorama) I took that morning not far south of Jasper, showing pretty morning clouds and early light on Mount Fryatt, Geraldine Peak, and in the distance, Mt. Edith Cavell.