Jasper in Winter #9 – Pyramid Lake

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Pyramid Lake is at the foot of Pyramid Mountain on the Pyramid Lake Road. There is definitely a theme here. Pyramid Lake Resort is nestled in the bend in the road and provides fine accommodation with a view. Beautiful in the summer, but quite sublime in the winter also.

On a quick drive by on the February 2005 Family Day weekend.

In November 2013, we actually stayed at Pyramid Lake Resort and enjoyed the scenery and some hikes. We are not sure what the paw prints are from in the 5th photo, but just back from a hike, we felt we were being trailed by a cougar.

A quick stop here for breakfast on our mid week ski sneak in January 2014. The hoar frost and the mist were phenomenal.

Again, staying at the resort in November 2017. The first two shots of the raven were strange. We were not certain, but thought he may have melted into the parking lot ice and was waiting for the sun to set him free. He was gone when we came back from our walk.

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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.

30 thoughts on “Jasper in Winter #9 – Pyramid Lake

    1. Apparently the slide shows do not work on phones in Reader but do work if you visit the site. Not sure why it is a problem on phones, but must be a WordPress glitch. Thanks for reading. Allan

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  1. Hi Allan. We just zoomed back from an amazing Gala in Phoenix. I didn’t think my day could get any better. But your photos have moved me once again. So much to comment on. The frost on the fence, Evergreens across the lake, Aspens in #10 . I want those guys made into a mural for behind my bed. Thanks Allan!

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    1. Hey. Glad you had time in Phoenix. We just got off Skype with Ireland and had a great therapy session. I had forgotten all about those photos, so am glad I found them and you enjoyed them. I am with you on the aspens. They are always a sight for sore eyes when we visit Jasper. I have a lot of aspen shots to choose from if you ever want that mural/canvas. We have ordered a canvas of the lake and Pyramid Mountain to go over the mantle. We have to get you guys out there for a week. Thanks for reading and chat soon. Allan


  2. Another pleasant vicarious trip.
    By the way, I’m going to speculate that the prints are more dog-like (wolf, coyote, dog???). It looks like the nails are present in the prints. If it was a cat, I doubt you would see evidence of the claws. I would think they would be more rounded at the front of the toes. A mystery…

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    1. Hard to say. I agree that claws typically do not show in cougar paw prints But others think they are the tracks of a cougar. In this area near a parking lot, dog prints would be fairly common. On our hike that day, we trailed or were trailed by bobcat/lynx and cougars. Not what you want to meet when walking in the wilderness. They show in an upcoming post and are clawless and definitely cats. Thanks for reading Scott. Allan

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    1. Thanks to Scott for pointing out these ones were not from a cat. The question then comes what were they from? If from a dog, it was a mighty big dog. On a future post, we came across lynx/bobcat and cougar prints. Really unsettling on a hike in the bush. Who was tracking whom. Thanks for reading. Hope your weekend is going well. -41C (feels like -49C) here this morning. Looks like the weathermen were right. Yay??? Allan

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      1. Only -33C! That’s still freezing. We were hoping to go for a hike today, but it’s currently -10C (feels like -18C) and there is a blowing snow advisory. I’m thinking today might be a better day to curl up on the couch and read a book.

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    1. Pyramid Mountain is a beautiful focal point through the whole area. It is our favourite mountain and we will shortly be putting a photo canvas of Pyramid Mountain and Patricia Lake above our mantle, so we can always see it. Thanks for reading Chelsea. Allan


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