Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Views of Jasper

Last weekend, I went to Jasper with Jerry's family. Unfortunately, Jerry could not make it, but I still had a good time. The main purpose of the trip for the others was to ski. My main purpose was to enjoy the natural beauty of the Canadian Rockies.

The concierge showed me a map and drew me a path around the frozen lake that would be an easy walk. He kindly told me which trails to avoid if I did not want to be attacked by a cougar. Then he sent me on my way.

I promptly got lost. Apparently snow covered trails are hard to follow even if it is only circling the lake. At this point I would like to mention that I found other lost folk on my search to reunite with the trail.

The advantage to getting lost was, of course, seeing some gorgeous outlooks. I saw oodles of animal prints, but no animals. I wouldn't have minded seeing an elk but I wasn't disappointed that I did not find any wild cats.

The weather was perfect for a weekend in the mountains. The skies were perfectly clear and the weather was just warm enough to enjoy being outdoors.


Joe and Joanne said...

Gorgeous! Looks like a fun time (even if you didn't run into any cougars). :)

Glad to hear things are warming up a bit there in preparation for spring. We had a week of summer last week and are back to late winter. Spring is funny like that.

Laura said...

Wow, I can't believe how pretty it is. I think we might have to move to Canada - I really missed winter this year!

I have gotten lost many a time on a snow-covered trail - there should be red ribbons and balloons on every tree along the way. Good for you for going on the adventure!