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The Athabasca Valley Entrance to Jasper National Park # 273

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Date: 1978.10.01
Vantage Point: From Athabasca Tower

Caption: Roche Miette stands out through the haze in the Athabasca Valley.

PhotoDescr: The Athabasca River loses little elevation between Jasper and Hinton; much of the river is a sprawling mess of shallows, dunes, and flats. From the vantage point of the Athabasca forestry tower can be seen the flats in the foreground (including Brule Lake), Bedson Ridge, the end of the Boule Range (coming down from the right - north - side), and Roche Miette, the cliff marking the end of the Miette Range (coming from the left and dropping off in the centre). The Yellowhead Highway (Highway 16) runs through this gap. The eastern boundary of Jasper National Park lies at the near foot of Bedson Ridge.

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