Upper Brazeau Canyon: A Sublime Playground

If you look at a map of Jasper National Park, there is a small tongue of territory that sticks out to the southeast between Banff National Park and the White Goat Wilderness Area. This tongue of land is the upper portion of the Brazeau River Canyon, what I'm going to call the Upper Brazeau Canyon.

It's an amazing place, this canyon. The mountains of Jasper are massive, slanted things, and above the canyon an enormous portion of a mountain broke off and spilled into the canyon. If you look in the background of this picture, you can see a notch in the ridge. That might not look like much in a picture, but it is way back there and very tall. The whole missing section to the right spilled down. That's a lot of rock.

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