En Route and Jasper

by Julia Laporte October. 10, 2018 670 views
On the road again...

On the road again...

Bow Lake

Bow Lake

A beautiful little gift shop at Bow Lake

A beautiful little gift shop at Bow Lake

Mesmerizing campfire... Due to the very high wildfire danger throughout the national parks no campfires were permitted. While the little town of Nordegg did not have many activities on offer to entertain ourselves with it did allow us to have a campfire. I do love fire.

Mesmerizing campfire... Due to the very high wildfire danger throughout the national parks no campfires were permitted. While the little town of Nordegg did not have many activities on offer to entertain ourselves with it did allow us to have a campfire. I do love fire.

Arriving in Jasper, it had a very different feel to it compared to its big sister Banff. With fewer tourist busses parked and a cosy little information centre, the quaint little town welcomed us “warmly”. Upon arrival we once again sought to receive a full set of instructions and information on the various tracks and activities in the area from a helpful Parks Canada guide.

For the coming week the weather forecast was pretty gloomy and cold with a promise of snow.

I do not like the cold as I often struggle to keep warm despite a well-practiced principle of layered clothing. While reasonably prepared for our trip, we did not expect the need for her me dig out clothes packed for winter in the Himalayas during August in the Canadian Rockies.

Several layers later, however, we found our way up the Jasper SkyTram. With the forecast not being very promising we did not have any high hopes of great views but just wanted to make the most of our time there. As it turned out, luck was on our side. The clouds cleared and revealed stunning vistas of the surrounding scenery and area.

Julia

Jasper SkyTram Peaks

Jasper SkyTram Peaks

View of Jasper town

View of Jasper town

Getting wrapped up in gear

Getting wrapped up in gear

We made it

We made it

Needless to say, it was cold

Needless to say, it was cold

A long way down...

A long way down...

Maligne Canyon

Maligne Canyon

Along Maligne Canyon

Along Maligne Canyon

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