Autumn 2020 – Part 49 – The Long Walk Home – Jasper National Park

October 3, 2020

Lunch over, it was now time to pay the piper. We still had some elevation to gain on our way up to the Pyramid Bench overlooks. The spirt was willing, but the flesh was week. We do not know if it was the lunch pause or if we had finally hit our hiking wall. It was at this point, we recalled that our car was not in the trailhead parking lot. Oopsie.

there’s that darn squirrel again…likely glad to see the last of us

The view from the bench

Flora and details

The trail

shady pond reflection
Holy Crap, where did all these cars come from?….and us on foot

The 4 kilometer walk home was pretty, but tiring

Our hike this day was our longest on this trip at 15 km. It must be wine-o’clock

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.

15 thoughts on “Autumn 2020 – Part 49 – The Long Walk Home – Jasper National Park

    1. You need a goal at the end of the walk. Kinda like our hike back up Bright Angel after our 12 mile walk to Plateau Point and back. The refrain was Advil, Alcohol, Advil, Alcohol as we slowly put one foot in front of the other. Thanks for reading Lori. Stay well and have a very Merry Christmas. Allan

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    1. Yup, funny how you wish you had brought the car, once you are 12 k in. As to the refrain, any anti inflammatory will do, but I prefer wine. Thanks for reading Bernie. Allan

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    1. Well, come on out next year and we will do that. I shared a paddle boat with Brian a couple of years ago and appreciated his strong cyclist legs when we had to fight the wind. Thanks for reading. Allan

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