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Jun 6, 2019 - Hinton AB

Day 20 - 23, June 6 - 9 Moving day again as we hooked up and headed for Jasper AB. The drive up here was terrific. Picture mountains to the east and west with the highway meandering up the middle. We stopped at the Icefield Center for a potty break and to take some photos of the Columbia Icefield. It was nice weather with partly cloudy skies so you could see the snow capped mountains clearly. We got into a little rain as we hit Jasper but the rest of the trip was great. I wanted to stay at the National Park campground in Jasper but it is...

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2019 Alaska RV Trip

Jul 27, 2018 - Valemount to Hinton

Just north of Valemount I turned onto the Yellowhead Highway again but going in the opposite direction. I went back towards Jasper, past Mount Robson & through the Yellowhead Pass which was so insignificant there wasn’t even a sign. I lost the North Thompson River which starts in the Thompson Icefield east of Valemount but then the Yellowhead Highway followed the Fraser River to the Alberta border. Magnificent scenery all the way but it’s still very hazy. I think it’s the result of cool nights & warm days so there’s a lot of evaporation...

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Canada 2018

Jul 17, 2018 - Edmonton to Hinton

On the move again after 9 days in Edmonton. Today’s trip was straight along the Yellowhead Highway which was divided road all the way. Hinton is only 18 km east of the entrance to Jasper National Park & I’m just staying here overnight so I can have a full day in Jasper tomorrow. It’s very busy at this time of year, (I’ve heard it described as a zoo) & I could only get a camp site for 2 nights, then nothing at Banff or Lake Louise so I’ll go straight from Jasper to Golden. There are also showers forecast for the next few days so the whole...

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Canada 2018

Jun 24, 2018 - Ice Fields Parkway

We left Banff and headed north on the Ice Fields Parkway. We really didn’t know what to expect but again it was beautiful country. Lots of snow covered mountain tops, glaciers, waterfalls, and wildlife. The clouds were very low which gave us a completely different perspective of the mountains. They were great but unfortunately took a lot of color out of the pictures. We are going to take this same route on the return trip to see the scenery going south. It is a very special place. Our plan was to stay in Jasper, which didn’t work out, so...

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Jun 10, 2018 - Travel to Hinton Alberta

Travel 249 miles (5:45 drive time) to Hinton, AB. Total trip to date of 2144 miles and drive time of 37:05. We drove east from Golden, British Columbia, toward Lake Louise this morning. We stopped along the way at the visitor center, were we took a picture of the wolverine and also were able to see the exhibit of the spiral railway tunnels. We then drove to Lake Louise and enjoyed looking at the beautiful lake, however it was chilly and rainy most of today. We were unable to see the mountain tops, but it was a beatiful drive. After Lake...

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Jun 20, 2017 - From Dawson Creek BC to Hinton AB and Jasper

We left Dawson Creek on Sunday morning and made the trek to Hinton, Alberta, which is about 40 miles north of Jasper National Park. On Monday we made our way to Maligne Lake and Maligne Canyon where we took a boat trip to Spirit Island in the glacier fed lake. A drive back down the hill took us by the canyon where we could see the dramatic effects of water. According to our boat tour guide, these mountains were not volcanic, but were formed by glaciation after the flooding by the Devonian sea. We have seen a lot of powerful rushing water in...

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Jun 18, 2017 - Grande Cache - Pierre Grey Provincial Park

Sunday, June 18 Left Banff heading for the Icefields Parkway. We stopped at the Columbia Icefield Discovery Center for the view and a bite of lunch. Harry and Jackie took the Overlook tour. Our destination was Pierre Grey’s Lakes Provincial Recreation Area, a beautiful wooded campground on a quiet fishing lake. The lake is stocked with trout, but the boys didn’t have the right lures and trolling with the canoe was difficult….burgers for dinner! The novelty of later and later sunset was not getting old. Tonight’s sunset was 10:31pm MDT. ...

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Jun 17, 2017 - Canmore, AL to Jasper National Park to Hinton

When I went to bed at 10 last night, it was still light outside. At 4:30 am, it was starting to get light out. About 6:45 am, we headed out toward Banff and drove up to Route 93 which is the Icefields Parkway. A few times today, we passed Avalanche Warning signs. At one point near the beginning of 93, we were at elevation 1715, and realized that this is in meters, not feet… Eventually, we reached a high of 2073 meters just before the Columbia Ice Fields. Some of the mountains there, were 3700 meters. I think that was just before we entered...

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Aug 18, 2016 - Columbia Ice Field

We took the scenic Icefields Parkway to the Icefields center and Columbia glacier - it took just about 2 hours as we were told - not so much traffic on the road at noon. When we got to the Icefields it was a zoo. The parking lot was full, the line for the bus onto the glacier was long and we saw the new skyway as we drove in - it looks onto the valley and not onto the glaciers. So we opted for the movie - it was really bad - no narration. We took photos, checked out the RV parking and that was about it. The glacier has receded and I want to...

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2016 Eagle trip

Aug 17, 2016 - Jasper Sky Tram

Today we drove to the sky tram for a view from above. The sky was clear and it was very busy, were told there was a 1 hour wait. Then there was a power outage and we were delayed 20 minutes more - but it was worth it. As the tram came to the station Ray went inside to see the cables and gears that run it - I just saw a little of it at the end, quite a system. The ride was about 3000' to the top and we had a good narration on the way up pointing out mountains and some history. At the top we walked up the hill to see a good view of the town...

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2016 Eagle trip

Aug 16, 2016 - Maligne Lake

It's cloudy and rainy but we decided to try the park anyway and took the long drive into Jasper park. Got our passes that are good through August 2018. Decided to go on the lake cruise - the opening they had was 4:15 but we took it anyway. We took a long drive that was very scenic to the lake, didn't have time to stop at the canyon as we were unsure how long to the lake. When we got there we were able to get onto the 3 PM cruise which is much better. The sky was clearing and we only experienced rain on the way back. What a great tour - the...

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Aug 15, 2016 - Hinton KOA

We made it to our campground with no incidents, good divided highway the whole way. The Dezl doesn't have the KOA in it's data base and good thing we didn't try to follow it. I decided to get some KFC as we passed one as we got into town, big disappointment. Only original, chicken breasts are extra and half the size they should be. The campground is supposed to have Internet - it's out except at the office and laundry room, lightning storms. That's the line we used to hear at campgrounds. The ATT cell phone does work however. The people...

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2016 Eagle trip

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