Autumn 2020 – Part 11 – On the Verge – Jasper National Park

September 29, 2020 – post 2 of Old Fort Point Hike

Just before our final climb up to the top of the trail, I spied a small trail up over a rocky ridge. Ever, the explorer, I clambered up and over the steep rocky ridge to see what was on the other side. As you will understand when you see the photos below, we sat here for about 20 minutes, just taking in the view.

On the Verge

High atop our rocky perch,

gaze transfixed in total awe.

Below, poplar, aspen, birch

in colours that dropped our jaws.

Pausing here, we sat a spell,

to hike on, we had no urge.

Amid autumn’s sights and smells,

we sat spellbound, on the verge.

Danger! Photographer at work.
You want a photo of me?
The near view.
The far view.
Colourful hillside across the valley.
The verge!
Mountain view.
My partner in hiking and photography.
On the edge.
Iridescent colours.

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.

4 thoughts on “Autumn 2020 – Part 11 – On the Verge – Jasper National Park

  1. You managed to capture so many beautiful photos, Allan. Although, in such a stunning place as Jasper National Park it would be hard not to; it’s one of the most beautiful places on earth. Thanks for sharing and take care 😊 Aiva

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