Pyramid Scheme

All photos taken on May 12, 2021. We were packed up early and facing a 4 hour drive home, so set off for our last hike in Jasper National Park. We sauntered out of the resort and down the road past Patricia Lake to Pyramid Lake Beaches. That’s right, there are beaches here. Now, asContinue reading “Pyramid Scheme”

We Should Have Known Better

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. All photos taken on May 11, 2021, during our Valley of the 5 Lakes hike. Valley of the 5 Lakes hike Trailhead: Parking Lot P15, 9 km SouthContinue reading “We Should Have Known Better”

3 Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep and 1 Old Goat

All photos taken on May 11, 2021 on our Old Fort Point hike. Up at the top of Old Fort Point, we discovered that 3 Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep had paused for their morning chewing of cud. The trail description mentions that they can often be spotted up here. After surveying the scenes from theContinue reading “3 Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep and 1 Old Goat”

Old Fort Point Hike

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. All photos taken on May 11, 2021. Old Fort Point Hike Trailhead: Parking P1 off Highway 93A North, turn onto Old Fort Point/Lac Beauvert Rd. After crossing theContinue reading “Old Fort Point Hike”

Return to Tucker

NOTE: This post contains slideshows and if you are viewing on your phone is best viewed direct from the SITE, rather than in the READER. All photos taken during our June 16, 2021 walk in Bunchberry Meadows and Tucker’s Field. After a couple of weeks of early morning walks in Bunchberry, we opted for aContinue reading “Return to Tucker”

An Ice Hike and Picnic

NOTE: This post contains slideshows and if you are viewing on your phone is best viewed direct from the SITE, rather than in the READER. All photos taken on May 10, 2021. Toe of the Athabasca Glacier Hike: Traihead: parking lot across Highway 93 from the Icefields Centre Distance: 1.4 km (less than 1 mile)Continue reading “An Ice Hike and Picnic”

Can’t See the Forest for the Trees

NOTE: This post contains slideshows and if you are viewing on your phone is best viewed direct from the SITE, rather than in the READER. All photos taken during or weekly forest walk in Bunchberry Meadows on June 16, 2021. Can’t See the Forest for the Trees © On this brilliant day, with Southerly breeze,Continue reading “Can’t See the Forest for the Trees”

Eye Catchers

NOTE: This post contains slideshows and if you are viewing on your phone is best viewed direct from the SITE, rather than in the READ All photos taken on May 9, 2021, during our Christine Lake hike. Regular readers know my eyes are always looking around for interesting details. There were plenty on this hike,Continue reading “Eye Catchers”

No! I’m NOT the Spruce Goose!!

All photos taken on May 9, 2021 on our Christine Lake hike. I’m NOT the Spruce Goose © Tanka I’m NOT the Spruce Goose, no Howard Hughes invention. Spruce Grouse is the name. You may know me as Fool Hen. Trust Me, I’m nobody’s fool. On the 2nd half of our uphill hike this day,Continue reading “No! I’m NOT the Spruce Goose!!”

Christine Lake

All photos taken during our May 9, 2021 Christine Lake Hike in Jasper National Park. Wow!!! The trail description clearly said “Some steep sections, but the views of Christine Lake are well worth it. Were they ever right? Christine Lake © Pretty Christine Lake uncommonly beautiful. Pause for reflection. We finally pried ourselves away andContinue reading “Christine Lake”

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