Jasper in Winter #15 – Old Fort Point

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. On our way out of the park in November 2013, we stopped here to do the short hike up the front of Old Fort Point. After a coupleContinue reading “Jasper in Winter #15 – Old Fort Point”

Autumn 2020 – Part 13 – Athabasca River – Jasper National Park

September 29, 2020. The other view that became evident from the top of Old Fort Point Trail was the Athabasca River valley. Shimmering azure water surrounded by mountainsides covered in shades of green and gold. A heavenly view, for sure. The Athabasca River originates in the Columbia Icefields, 103 km. (64 miles) away and flowsContinue reading “Autumn 2020 – Part 13 – Athabasca River – 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 11 – On the Verge – Jasper National Park

September 29, 2020 – post 2 of Old Fort Point Hike Just before our final climb up to the top of the trail, I spied a small trail up over a rocky ridge. Ever, the explorer, I clambered up and over the steep rocky ridge to see what was on the other side. As youContinue reading “Autumn 2020 – Part 11 – On the Verge – Jasper National Park”

Autumn 2020 – Part 10 – Old Fort Point Hike – Jasper National Park

September 29, 2020 Old Fort Point is a prominent bedrock hill, South of Jasper town. The trail is steep in places and provides excellent views of Jasper, Jasper Park Lodge, Lakes Edith and Annette, Lac Beauvert and Pyramid Mountain. Heading clockwise, the trail climbs gradually through forest and up rocky ridges to the top, beforeContinue reading “Autumn 2020 – Part 10 – Old Fort Point Hike – Jasper National Park”

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