7th July. Jasper in search of Yogie…
The nice Spanish cyclist – he snored all night 😡
I woke at 3am and ventured out to the loo. Half way there I suddenly became aware I’m in bear country & not at the top of the food chain – I woke up quickly ! Luckily for me no bears were hiding in the kharzi
Breakfast was coffee and boiled eggs on toast while chatting with the snory French guy.
First activity of the day was a trip on the Jasper sky tram. This is a cable car that takes you half way up Whistler mountain. The plan was to walk to the summit which is just over 8000ft high.
We were lucky it was a clear sunny day which allowed good views.
After Whistler mountain we went into Jasper for a cool beer and a look round. It reminded us of a very spread out Keswick – outdoor shops surrounded by mountains.
We went into a bar for a cool beer. Nice beer but expensive – just like keswick ! Now I don’t normally take photos in public toilets but I had to take this one of the gents urinal.
After the pub we drove to Medicine lake & Maligne Lake.
After Medicine Lake we drove to Maligne Lake to see a friend of Hazel’s. Sadly the 60 mile round trip was in vain as she’s in Jasper on her one day off a week ! Meline was too busy so we moved on quickly.
The drive home was interesting as we saw this fella wandering buy…
After our encounter with Yogi we did a walk down Maligne canyon. For this walk we were lent some bear spray by the hostel warden.
I was excited about a wilderness walk where bear spray may be needed. Dont get me wrong I didn’t want to go around pepper spraying bears. I’m well aware of what the outcome would be and I don’t want to harm them anyway. (I’m a vegetarian don’t you know) It was the thought of being in such a wild and untouched place we don’t really get in the UK.
The sad truth was it was a really popular walk. Hundreds of screaming kids… No self respecting animal would be withing 5 miles of this place.
So I felt a bit of a nob being armed like Rambo on a “family” walk. It was a beautiful place so here are some photos.
The Internet a little slow today so only two pics….