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Bikes in Jasper

A brief biking weekend in Jasper. Well, the biking seemed brief when compared to the amount of time we spent driving there and back. The biking itself wasn’t anything to write home about either. Jasper seems like a fantastic area that warrants a lot of further exploration, I just don’t know if I’d bother bringing my bike again. On Saturday we rode part of Saturday Night Lake Loop, and some of the trails to the south of it (pictured above, Alex slogging up a hill towing the trailer). The nights were fantastic and clear, and we manged to see a … Continue reading Bikes in Jasper

chipmunks and RVs – tales of the road

After living here for nearly a year, we finally visited Lake Louise and drove up the Icefields Parkway to Jasper on the weekend, in a bout of touristing with Mum. It wasn’t fatal, but camping and road trips sure are popular round here in Summer. We fought our way up the highway through streams of traffic, and battled for campground space with RVs. Vicious chipmunks attempted to eat our shoes and car tyres, and vicious panpipe and trumpet players attempted to assault our ears. We were not crushed by the relentless retreat of the Athabasca Glacier, and no tourists fell … Continue reading chipmunks and RVs – tales of the road