Jasper in Winter #14 – Athabasca River

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Our drives into and out of Jasper town on Highway 16 (Yellowhead) parallel the Athabasca River. Depending on the location, the river can be on either side of the road, as the highway crosses the river in several places. In the summer, the views may be partly obscured by deciduous trees, but, winter conditions open up the views. No matter how much of a hurry we are in on the drive, we usually take the time to stop and take in the views.

We stopped beside the Athabasca River at the Maligne Lake Road turnoff in November 2013.

…and at several spots in April 2019

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.

21 thoughts on “Jasper in Winter #14 – Athabasca River

    1. Thanks Marion. There are so many trains passing through this valley everyday and yet, I seldom seem to be in position to see them. I was lucky on this stop. Thanks for reading. Hope your weekend is going well. Allan

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