The Whistlers Mountain in the Clouds

These 2 photos are part of a series of photos I took on a cloudy day while atop The Whistlers Mountain near the Jasper Tramway upper terminal.

At one point, as I hiked up towards the summit, I looked down and the Jasper Tramway upper terminal was covered with clouds.

While the view of the surrounding Canadian Rockies was mostly blocked, being amongst the clouds is a unique experience.

Jasper Tramway upper terminal in the clouds

Looking down on the Jasper Tramway upper terminal on a cloudy day

The clouds were drifting along the top of the mountain and right over me.  It was so cloudy that we couldn’t see the summit.

“The Whistlers” mountain is named for the nickname of hoary marmots. Marmots are nicknamed “whistlers” because they make a whistling sound.

Near the top of "The Whistlers" Mountain in Jasper National Park

Near the top of "The Whistlers" Mountain in Jasper National Park

Marmots can sometimes be seen up here in the top of the mountain amongst the rocks.  I didn’t see any this time.  It had been snowing earlier that day so maybe the marmots were taking the day off.

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