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May 28, 2013 - The Magnificence of the Rockies

Mon 5/27/13 As I write this on our celebrated Memorial Day, our thoughts are with the brave veterans of our country and their families in thanks and deep appreciation for the sacrifices they have made so that we may enjoy our freedoms. We must never take those freedoms, earned with American blood, lightly!!!. Our thoughts are also with our friends and ex-neighbors back in Vermont. Late last week the area in which we used to live received 8 inches of rain causing serious and devastating flooding. The mountain which we lived near received 13"...

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May 18, 2013 - Mtns, Sheep & Hot Springs

Our final day in Jasper Nat'l Park ... we visited the Jasper Tramway location to look over the settlement of Jasper ... we visited Maligne Canyon / Falls ... both areas we experienced when here in '88. Along the way to Miette Hot Springs we got some great mountain pics and saw a small herd of Bighorn Sheep near the roadway. Miette Hot Springs was a destination and a pleasure ... enjoyed the wonderful warm waters of this popular hot springs in NE Jasper Nat'l Park. We spent the night in Hinton AB and planned for all new experiences when we...

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May 16, 2013 - Athabasca Falls

Left our camp at 7:00am. The morning was overcast, snow, rain, and low clouds. Lake Louise was frozen and pretty well hidden. One the worlds most stunning roadways is not very visible to us. We continued past Weeping Wall, Bridal Veil Falls, Icefield Centre, Tangle Falls, Stufifield Glacier. Somewhere along the way the clouds lifted enough to enjoy the view. Don't miss Athabasca Falls, great views. The Sunwapta River really shows its power here. Before the town of Jasper turn onto highway 93A, right turn only. You will find a free dump...

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Jun 22, 2012 - Hinton/Jasper KOA

Stayed at Hinton/Jasper KOA for one night in a FHU site in Hinton, AB. We especially enjoyed the free Wi-Fi since we are not using our Sprint phones with internet data plans (due to high international rates) while traveling through Canada and while we have no satellite TV service. This is a highly recommended RV park. Note 1: On our drive from Hinton, AB to Dawson Creek, BC, we saw numerous White-tailed Deer.

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Jun 9, 2012 - Hinton

A miserable day weather wise. It started raining late yesterday afternoon, rained all night, and rained almost all day today with only short periods were it stopped for a little while. Cold, cloudy, and wet. I drove into Hinton to see if I could get a new safety cable but no luck. Both Jasper and Hinton are pretty small towns. Stopped at IGA (groceries) and got a couple of things and came back to the RV. Watched the Belmont Stakes and Game 5 of the NHL playoffs and otherwise just took it easy today. 11.5 SUV miles today.

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Jun 8, 2012 - Hinton, Alberta, Canada

I left the RV Park in Canmore, Alberta, Canada at 07:55AM. It was cool but otherwise a nice day with just high clouds. I drove north on Canada 1 (Trans-Canada Highway) to Canada 93 (Icefields Parkway) to Jasper, Alberta, Canada then east on Canada Highway 16 (Yellowhead Highway), to the Jasper/Hinton KOA. Canada 93 from just past Saskatchewan Crossing until just before exiting Jasper National Park south of Jasper, Alberta was rough and bumpy most of the drive. I saw one deer in Jasper NP and one between Jasper and Hinton on Highway 16. I...

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Jun 8, 2012 - Ice Fields Parkway

Sorry it has been so long between postings. We are now at Watson Lake in the Yukon Territory. The internet service here at the library is too slow to send pictures and there are alot of people on it. The road north of us is washed out and there is a mud slide. So were not sure how long it will be before we can move on. We have been at Watson Lake for the last two days spending some time relaxing and fishing. Now it's time to move on and the road is closed. It has been raining for the last two days. Today it is clear and sunny. Cindy's arm...

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May 19, 2012 - Through Banff and Jasper National Parks

Today is another travel day. But a gorgeous day for it. Cool, but bright blue skies the whole way through the Canadian Rockies in Alberta via the Icefields Parkway. Our first stop was Lake Louise. I know you’ve all seen the photo of the grand hotel Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Well, we hiked through the snow from the RV parking lot to find it. The lake is just beginning to thaw. We also had to check out the statuesque hotel and find a coffee shop for a quick coffee and pastry. (That’s all we could afford!) It is a beautiful place. Headed...

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May 17, 2012 - Mosquito Creek to Gregg Lake (near Hinton, AB)

Thursday, May 17, 2012 Mosquito Creek Provincial Park to Gregg Lake Campground (near Hinton) 188.5 miles TRAVEL QUOTE OF THE DAY: “It is good to have an end to journey towards, but it is the journey that matters in the end.” Ursula K. LeGuin. I think that the title of today’s journal entry should actually be “360 Degrees of Spectacular”. There are just no other words to describe what we saw today………………… Woke up at 6:30 to a cold, gray day at Mosquito Creek. No rain and so I was hopeful the weather gods would smile on us and give us some...

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Aug 29, 2011 - Hinton, AB - Jasper National Park

(Ron Writing) After a great breakfast of waffles topped with strawberries, blueberries, and whipped cream we continued heading east on the Yellowhead HW. We climbed up to the Continental Divide at Yellowhead Pass and then through Jasper NP to the town of Jasper. Looking back at our old travel journal we discovered it was 23 years ago, almost to the day, that we visited Jasper the first and only other time we’ve been there. We had lunch there and drove through the town but didn’t stay long. It was cloudy and cool. We continued east along a...

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Jul 29, 2011 - Heading to Hinton

After almost three weeks in the mountains, we are heading for the prairies. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here, despite a little more rain than we’d like. Because it’s a long holiday weekend here in Alberta, most campgrounds are full. We were able to get into KOA in Hinton for four nights so some R & R time is on the agenda. Actually, we both have tons of things to do so we’ll stay busy. Foxy and Joe took their last walk in Jasper; Foxy is going to really miss Whistler’s Campground. She and the elk have become fast friends. We had less...

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Jun 4, 2011 - Entry for June 3, 2011

Left Calgary and travelled to Banff, AB. Banff is amazingly similar to Estes Park, CO. Travelled through about 200 km of Banff and Jasper National Parks. The Canadian Rockies are awesome! Much more rugged and imposing than the Colorado Rockies. Saw some very interesting geological formations. Had a good day and are settled in a KOA campground west of Hinton, AB. Weather was variable – everything from sunny and warm in Banff to cool and rainy in Hinton. Plan to get to Dawson Creek and Mile 0 of the Alaska Highway (aka the Alcan Highway)...

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