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Jul 7, 2014 - Jasper/Hinton, AB

The drive from Lake Louise up to Jasper on the Icefields Parkway was just awesome. The scenery is just something else. We saw elk and a black bear as well as more mountain sheep. We stopped at, and did the "Glacier Skywalk". That was a thrill if you love heights. Sue managed not to lose her cookies!

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2014 Alaska Trip

Jul 7, 2014 - Day 20 Jasper National Park

Since our campground was a little more west than we wanted, today we drove back east about 45 miles to Jasper National Park and rode the skytram to almost the summit of Whistler's mountain. As you can see from some of the pictures, you could finish the climb on foot, but we chose to stay where the skycam ended. Still snow on the ground where we were, but not for long as the sun was quite warm. We've been blessed with gorgeous weather for everything we've wanted to see and the pictures we've taken are proof of that. After driving in the park...

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Jul 5, 2014 - Day 17 & 18 Lots of pictures!!

This in another 2-day catch up because last night we stayed in a Provincial campground (primitive) and had no wi-fi, electricity, water, sewer...you get the picture. Nothing but the sounds of nature, a campfire and huge mosquitos. The drive up the first half of the Icefields parkway was beautiful as you can imagine. After we turned off the main road headed to our campground, we saw some smoke on the mountain and wondered if it was a wildfire. Within about an hour, it had spread out of control. For the next several hours we could hear water...

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Jun 8, 2014 - To Hinton, Alberta, CA

We left Red Deer around 9 (again). The land going north is becoming more rolling and treed. Our campground near Red Deer, RV There Yet, was next to a golf course. Paul said the fairways were cut like first roughs. The prices were $35 for 9 holes and $45 for 18 - high,we thought. Mpg bragging: on the prairie and with no or low wind, at 60 mph and no AC, we are getting 21.7mpg, consistently. Luck of the weather - yesterday evening we had black clouds, high winds (sort-of) and a brief downpour. One of the staff reported that two miles away, he...

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To Alaska and Back

Jun 3, 2014 - New Update From Hinton, Alberta

Good news from Hinton, Alberta! The Cummins dealer hopes to have our diesel engine reassembled on Wednesday afternoon. Needless to say, after eight nights in the EconoLodge we are looking forward to moving back into our home. Spending extra “unscheduled” time in Hinton has given us the opportunity for further exploration and wildlife viewing. It’s been fun to have unlimited time to watch the Mountain Goats, Bighorn Sheep and Elks grazing by the side of the roads. The sightseeing in this area is beautiful - we have spectacular views of the...

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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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D & D World Travel

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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