Jasper in Winter #8 – Pyramid Island

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This island in scenic Pyramid Lake is accessible by canoe, boat, kayak or a wooden footbridge. It is a bit windswept in winter, but the scenery, as well as the lake ice can be quite pretty. Many tales exist of people getting out of their cars in the parking lot, walking across the bridge to see the island in summer or fall and then coming back to find a bear between them and their cars. This has never happened to us during any season, but, it would be a bit of a problem when the lake was not frozen.

Scenes from February 2005.

Glorious scene on Christmas Day 2009. Note the snowflake like crystals in the lake ice that kind of resemble the frost patterns that have recently been painted on our plastic deck bubble.

Not quite winter in November 2013, but not quite fall either.

Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ 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 wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. 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 never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

13 thoughts on “Jasper in Winter #8 – Pyramid Island

  1. Wow, incredible winter and family photos. It’s amazing how much the snow can change the landscape. Pyramid Lake look like a perfect place where you could play a game of hockey! Can you imagine ice skating there and taking in those painting-like winter views? Thanks for sharing and have a good day. Aiva 🙂

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    1. Thanks Aiva. Jasper is beautiful in all seasons, but like the perfect Christmas card under winter snow. They typically clear a space for skating on the lake as soon as the ice is thick enough. Nothing is more Canadian that seeing a game of hockey in this mountain setting. They also clear a skating patch on Lake Louise. Thanks for reading and commenting Aiva. Allan

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