Autumn 2020 – Part 7 – Did you ever see so many trees in all your life? – Jasper National Park

September 28, 2020.

On our way back to our cabin, we paused to admire the beautiful fall colours of the aspens, poplars and birch trees that abound in Jasper National Park. Even under a cloudy sky, they still shone like bright beacons.

The title comes from T from Ireland, when she saw the sweeping forest vistas for the first time, after entering Jasper National Park. Indeed, there are a lot of trees here………..they stretch on for miles and miles, warming the heart and soothing the soul.

Did You Ever See So Many Trees in Your Life?

In this place where mountains cut the sky like a knife

green and gold foliage brings the whole place to life.

You can forget all your troubles and all your strife.

Did you ever see so many trees in your life?

Published by kagould17

After working for 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 3+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wanted me to do has been rewarding. While I still miss the social aspect of working with a team of great people, I have managed to keep in touch with many from my former team and I have many friends and family members who now fulfill this part of my life. Now that my Patty has retired, we are able to spend more time in pursuits and with people who are near and dear to us. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may not become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

14 thoughts on “Autumn 2020 – Part 7 – Did you ever see so many trees in all your life? – Jasper National Park

    1. It was for sure, Crystal. The weather and scenery were both at their peak at that time and we are still mystified as to how we got so lucky. Many thanks for reading. Hope all is well with you. Allan

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    1. Thanks Phil. So lucky someone had the forethought to put land aside for the National Parks. Love the aspen forest here. Unfortunately the Mountain Pine Beetle is doing a number on the ponderosa and lodgepole pines in the parks. Thanks for reading Phil. Allan

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  1. I’d forgotten how pretty they are in the fall being winter mountain people. Thanks for the reminder – maybe some year we will visit again in the fall. Oh hey – honeymoon there, 10, 20 anniversary trips there. Next year is 40 so perhaps it’s time to hit Jasper again!

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    1. You are welcome. We like it in all seasons, but it had its best colours on this trip. Great idea to return for #40. We booked for a similar time next year already and even a year put, some dates were hard to get at Patricia Lake. They are taking reservations until Oct 31, then will shut down until after Christmas. Not sure about Pyramid, but as they stay open all year, likely won’t be an issue. Stay well Bernie. Allan


      1. Will have to look into it. For our 20th we stayed at Jasper Park Lodge! But that was a one off as the price is just too steep. Will look into the ones at Patricia Lake and Pyramid Lake. Thanks for the heads up that one needs to book for in advance.

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  2. Such stunning photos and such beautiful fall colours, Allan 🍂🍁Autumn certainly is the best time of the year to explore Canada and its vast wilderness. I wish we had more forests in Ireland. Sadly just 10% of the island is covered in forestry and only 1% of that is made up of native Irish trees. That’s why, once the fall arrives, we have to go to great lengths to find changing colours. Thanks for sharing and have a good day 😊 Aiva

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    1. I guess that explains why T from Ireland exclaimed…”Did you ever see so many trees in all your life.” The forests are a real blessing here, even the one we have in Edmonton. Autumn is a good time to explore. Weather tends to be warm and dry, the mosquitoes are gone and so are the crowds of tourists. The bright colours are just a bonus. Thanks for reading Aiva and stay well. Allan

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