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Jul 9, 2016 - Hinton/Jasper KOA

Just a short 1 hour drive from Jasper to Hinton, Alberta. Seeing the grizzly and elk was unexpected but a welcome sight. Stayed at the Hinton/Jasper KOA. We stayed here 2 years ago on our way to Alaska. Very nice campground. A whole lot busier than our last visit. Got caught up on some laundry and a new propane tank. Ours is expired and can't be refilled, (did get 15 years out of it though). We're here for a couple of days then off to Clearwater, BC.

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Jun 4, 2016 - Pierre Grey's Provential Park, Aberta Canada

Today was an easy drive to Pierre Grey’s Lakes Provential Park AB. The elk blocked our exit from Whistler campground and we saw mountain sheep and deer on th drive. Finally we had a campfire and I roasted hotdogs and played an international version of Groundies at the playground. Dad had a hard time getting backed into our campsite and some “locals” had to help him. We had an elk bugle as our wake up call this morning at about 0500. We are uncertain if it was a confused elk (we thought they only bugled in the fall) or an early rising human...

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May 17, 2016 - Day 1 - Time to burn some Gas

Tuesday - May 17 Well, the day has finally come when we leave on our Cross Canada Adventures. Of course, we decided, if we get a bit heated in our conversations, we will Just pull over and park. - Rule # 23 We were up by 05:30 and left Prince George at 08:00 am, with out walking our Lil' buddy Joe.. It was Sunny out and high cirrus clouds, not a dull looking day at all!! Joe was getting restless by the time we hit McBride, so we stopped and had a walk about, and Joe was happy. We saw two small bears along the way, and then, we saw a couple...

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Jul 19, 2015 - Day 5 Banff to Hinton

Left Banff @ 9:30, headed to Jasper along Icefields Highway. Dramatic Rockies surrounding us as we make our way to Bow Lake and Bow Glacier and the Columbia Icefields. Snacked in Jasper AB, a nice small town with a large rail yard. In general, lots of train traffic in this part of Canada. Herd of Mt. Sheep spotted resting on high rocks by roadway. Later stopped to photograph two majestic bull elk in velvet napping just off shoulder of road. Very exciting seeing these wild animals up close. Staying in Hinton, AB tonight, will be heading to...

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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,...

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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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Apr 15, 2014 - Leaving Airdrie - going home

We drove to Hinton and stayed the night, at Freson's Market (IGA), they have a special area for RV'ers. Like any other grocery store plus FREE WI-FI, and lots of precooked hot foods. Busy place here, as truckers come and go all night.

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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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