The Ramparts Tonquin Valley, Jasper, Canada

It is great to back home for a bit. I have been on the road now for almost 70 days with a day here and there to head back out somewhere else. I am looking forward to taking some time to rest. This is an image from my Canadian Rockies trip. This area can be found in the Tonquin Valley in Jasper Alberta. This is one of the most stunning areas I have ever witnessed. It is roughly 25 km from the nearest road to get here but worth every step/. This set of peaks is known as the "Ramparts". It is rated one of the top ten hiking areas in a recent adventure guide. I ended up there a few weeks after Art Wolfe and his film crew where there. Thanks to my buddy Jason Edlund for showing me around here and helping me with some of the load.

Thanks as always for any feedback.


  • Russ D 4y

    A perfect reflection of perfectly beautiful pinnacles.
  • Harry 4y

    Perfect reflections, awesome sky here! You have some wonderful photos
  • mail2ymy 4y

    breath taking!
  • ...arpi... 4y

    tremendous landscape!
  • SallyT. 4y

    Very striking image.
    Thanks for your visit.

    You are invited to post this image to "Spectacular Landscape, invitation only"
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  • Jennifer Robblee 4y

    That reflection is mirror-like. Amazing capture! The processing in this is fantastic. Love the cloud texture and colours. Beautiful light coming out from between the clouds.
  • Mark Emirali 4y

    you sure get around. This is the sort of picture I get lost in - wonderful mountains, reflections and scale is immense-must be a great feeling just looking at this. Cracker Pitcure Kevin
  • Gypsy Cowboy 4y

    hiked into the Ramparts many years ago before joining a group to do some climing. Horses going in and out of the fishing camp had rendered the trail into a muddy ditch in many sections - too bad they don't have a horse trail and a separate hikers way. I have one image from the ramparts posted in my Rockies set. Must say, I have spent lots of time outside in the mountains. High meadows are often bogs and quiet buggy but I have NEVER experienced mosquitos as bad as I did near Amethyst Lake in the Ramparts. Woooheee.
  • Julio Corrêa 4y

    terrific shot!
  • Ania.Photography - OFF 4y

    a majestic photograph, very beautiful colors and reflections.
  • maryanne 4y

  • Marco Pepe 4y

    Contrasts are stunning!
  • Jason Edlund 3y

    This was a great trip, havent been on flickr much lately but you got a bunch of killer shots Kevin.
  • Cynthia Lam. 3y

  • janis 3y

    OOHH!!! Missed this one earlier, definitely LOVE it!! I first saw these Mountains when the pack horse train I was part of came out from the trees on the mountain across from the Ramparts after travelling alongside a long river from the base of Mt Edith Cavell. Then we ( my b/f, myself and about 8 horses covered in supplies for the fishing camp in the Tonquin Valley) had climbed up a series of switchbacks until we came out just below the scree where the solid rock of that facing mountain started going straight up to my right. Stretching out ahead, all the way to BC, was a beautiful vista of miles and miles of rollling grass and flower covered alpine meadows . To my left was a small grassy hill. We started meandering down the trail, my eyes going from the alpine meadows ahead to the solid grey rock climbing straight up to the skies on my right.....when we came out from behind that little hill. I was stunned to see this immense, blue-grey mountain range rising straight up to the heavens from the floor of the valley below......where a beautiful, pristine mountain lake reflected the glory of the mountains. I could see the little fishing camp at the
    West end of the lake, lights starting to gream in the windows as dusk fell. That night, in one of those cabins, we were treated to a thunderstorm ; the roars reverberating off the Ramparts, and lightning strikes causing boulders to come crashing down occasionally. It was an amazing time, and I haven't remembered it so clearly since seeing your wonderful photos and writing this. Thank you for the memories!!
  • ouistitis 3y

    Beautiful shot !
  • Mo7amed AlSibani 3y

    nice pic
  • orich 3y

  • Kevin Bacher 3y

    Beautiful landscape, awesome reflection!
  • Kevin Cheng 2y

    Awesome landscape, what a great capture, very nice job
    Best wishes from TAIWAN/台灣

    [ via 'The Passion of the Photo' group on flickriver  --Kevin-Cheng@Taiwan ]
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Taken on September 14, 2011

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