Jasper in Winter #17 – Out & About

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. Many of my photos could not be pigeon-holed into a specific post, so I have placed them in this post as a bit of a showcase. Hope youContinue reading “Jasper in Winter #17 – Out & About”

Autumn 2020 – Part 49 – The Long Walk Home – Jasper National Park

October 3, 2020 Lunch over, it was now time to pay the piper. We still had some elevation to gain on our way up to the Pyramid Bench overlooks. The spirt was willing, but the flesh was week. We do not know if it was the lunch pause or if we had finally hit ourContinue reading “Autumn 2020 – Part 49 – The Long Walk Home – Jasper National Park”

Autumn 2020 – Part 27 – Valley of the 5 Lakes Hike – Jasper National Park

October 1, 2020 distance – 4.6 km ( 3 miles) to 9.3 km ( 5 3/4 miles) elevation gain/loss – 66 meters ( 216.5 feet) Trailhead – 9 km South of Jasper townsite rating – easy to moderate with some steep sections We chose to stay away from this trail in June as it isContinue reading “Autumn 2020 – Part 27 – Valley of the 5 Lakes Hike – Jasper National Park”

Autumn 2020 – Part 19 – Cavell Meadows Hike – Jasper National Park

September 30, 2020 Part of the way back to the parking lot, a trail branches off over the rocky moraine pile, heading up to viewpoints of Mount Edith Cavell, Cavell Pond and Angel Glacier. distance – 6-8 km (3.75-5 miles) the distance we walked was 4.8 km (3 miles) our elevation gain – 344.4 metersContinue reading “Autumn 2020 – Part 19 – Cavell Meadows Hike – Jasper National Park”

Autumn 2020 – Part 12 – Pyramid Rainbow – Jasper National Park

September 29, 2020 – Part 3 of our Old Fort Point hike As we reached the top of the rock bluff, we saw that it was raining, which caused us some slight concern that we may get wet before our hike was finished. But, keeping in mind that every cloud has a silver lining, weContinue reading “Autumn 2020 – Part 12 – Pyramid Rainbow – Jasper National Park”

Autumn 2020 – Part 5 – Pyramid Lake, Mountain and Island – Jasper National Park

September 28, 2020 We drove about 4 km to the trailhead for our Pyramid Bench hike. While gathering our equipment together, I popped down to the lake shore to capture these photos of Pyramid Mountain, Lake and Island. The views were sublime.

The Current Normal – September 24, 2020 Walk – (Part 5) McKinnon Ravine

The MacKinnon Ravine starts at 149 Street and runs down to the river. It is named after James Angus MacKinnon (October 4, 1881 to April 18, 1958), a Canadian politician from Edmonton, whos served as a Member of Parliament and Cabinet Minister (1935-49) and Senator (1949-58). (Source:Wikipedia) In the 1960s, a proposal was put forthContinue reading “The Current Normal – September 24, 2020 Walk – (Part 5) McKinnon Ravine”

The Current Normal – September 24, 2020 Walk – (Part 4) Groat Bridge

We always enjoy crossing the North Saskatchewan River on one of Edmonton’s many bridges. Not only do you get fine views, but also a cooling breeze. The Groat Bridge (as well as Groat Road) is named after Malcolm Groat, a former Hudson’s Bay Company employee, who settled in the area in 1888. The bridge wasContinue reading “The Current Normal – September 24, 2020 Walk – (Part 4) Groat Bridge”

The Current Normal – September 24, 2020 Walk – (Part 2) University of Alberta Lands

The University of Alberta was founded in Edmonton in 1908, by Alexander Cameron Rutherford, the first Premier of Alberta. It includes 4 campuses in Edmonton, one in Camrose and a staff center in downtown Calgary. The original North campus now comprises 150 buildings covers 50 square blocks. The U of A student population is aroundContinue reading “The Current Normal – September 24, 2020 Walk – (Part 2) University of Alberta Lands”

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