Autumn 2020 – Part 39 – Picnic with a View – Jasper National Park

October 2, 2020

We turned up the Wilcox Ridge Trail just as hunger pangs struck. After a short climb, we found a knoll to sit on. I grabbed a couple of flat stones for seats and we unpacked and ate our lunch before this beautiful vista. Honestly, the weather was warmer than we expected, the wind was light and there were very few bugs.

Picnic with a View

Mountains surround us

with unparalleled splendour.

Picnic with a view.

Fellow trekkers with long lenses set up.
My dining companion, with Columbia Icefields in background.
rugged landscape
closeup of the Mount Athabasca and glacier
hiker on Wilcox Ridge Trail
the meadows

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 39 – Picnic with a View – Jasper National Park

    1. This hike was just a day hike. We were on the trail for 4 1/2 hours (10:30 to 3:00). Amazing all that you can see just by putting one foot in front of another. Thanks for reading and commenting. Allan

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    1. You drive by mountains and form the road, they just look like big rocky pointy things, but nothing could be further from the truth. There is a whole new world up there. Thanks for reading and commenting. Allan

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  1. Such a beautiful and vast landscape. Carrauntoohil is the highest peak on the Emerald island and its height of 1,038 metres is not very much to please a mountain lover, and that’s why I am over the moon seeing your photos, Allan! Thanks for sharing. I hope all is well. Aiva

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    1. I love the hills and mountains of Ireland, Scotland and Northern England, especially with their views of the sea. This hike was special due to elevation and proximity to the glaciers. All is well Aiva, we are going into a 4 week lockdown on Sunday, not unexpected. Hope you have a great weekend. Allan

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