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Sand Dunes on the Shores of Jasper Lake II # 7839

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Date: 2005.07.12
Vantage Point: From shore of lake

Caption: Large dunes line the south shore of Jasper Lake near Talbot Lake.

PhotoDescr: Due to recent rains and snow, the Athabasca River, and thus Jasper Lake, were deeper than usual. Typically, the lake in the summer is a confused tangle of sandbars. The river flows very slowly here, depositing much of the silt carried from the glaciers and snowfields that feed it.

Along the south shore of the lake there is an area of sand dunes up to eight meters high.

The foot of the De Smet Range is visible on the right, while in the distance are the Victoria Cross Ranges, north and west of the Jasper townsite.

For the view in the other direction, see Sand Dunes on the Shores of Jasper Lake.

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