Jasper in Winter #11 – Highway #93 Icefields Parkway

NOTE: This post contains slideshows and if you are reading it on your phone, it is best viewed direct from the SITE, rather than in the READER. The Icefields Parkway (Highway 93) is a 268 km (167 mile) stretch of road running along the Continental Divide between Jasper and Vermilion Pass at the B.C. border.Continue reading “Jasper in Winter #11 – Highway #93 Icefields Parkway”

Autumn 2020 – Part 41 – Wilcox Ridge Trail – Jasper National Park

October 2, 2020 In June when we were here, we could barely see the trail at higher elevation, as knee deep snow still covered parts of it, as well as the trail head sign. So, this was going to be new territory for us. After our picnic and sheep watching stops, we hiked this trailContinue reading “Autumn 2020 – Part 41 – Wilcox Ridge Trail – Jasper National Park”

Autumn 2020 – Part 40 – Them – Jasper National Park

October 2, 2020 As we sat in our picnic spot, we were able to watch the “Them” mentioned by our fellow hikers. Across a small valley to the North sat two groups of Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep, minding their own business….tolerating us….knowing that they were in no danger from such spindly clumsy beings. Sightings ofContinue reading “Autumn 2020 – Part 40 – Them – Jasper National Park”

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, theContinue reading “Autumn 2020 – Part 39 – Picnic with a View – Jasper National Park”

Autumn 2020 – Part 38 – Wilcox Pass Hike – Jasper National Park

October 2, 2020 In my first post in this Jasper series, I talked about our disappointment at seeing the Miette Road was still closed, meaning we would not be able to hike the Sulphur Skyline Trail. Wahhhhh. The Wilcox pass hike was our best substitute and lest you think we were settling for second best,Continue reading “Autumn 2020 – Part 38 – Wilcox Pass Hike – Jasper National Park”

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