Our first night back in Alberta after our Alaskan Adventure, was spent in Honey in Jasper. We rolled in fairly late and parked in town by the railroad. Nobody bothered us and we were in great company (Check out the other VW in the back)!
The next day, we got up early and researched our hiking possibilities. The hike around Mina Lake is a 9 km or so loop from town. The weather was stunning and so was the hike. After doing this loop, we decided we wanted more! We continued on from town, across the river and walked all along it to Jasper Park Lodge and back to the highway. At that point, we had hiked over 20 km, it was hot and we were starting to get low on water and decided to put our thumbs out. The first car that came by stopped for us and a loving park ranger drove us back to Jasper!
You know you are in Canada when you see a complete street hockey set up like this one!
After a number of days, like, too many, without access to a shower, we were in dire need of one. We decided to splurge a little and went to Pyramid Lake outside Jasper where we had booked a room for the night.
So fresh and so clean, clean:
The view from our room was amazing. We cooked up dinner, moved the table and chairs outside and dined romantically. We were also able to take care of some business – sometimes it is nice to have internet for longer than the time you can spend at McDonals’s or Tim Horton’s!
After the second shower in two days, we were ready to leave and start the beautiful drive from Jasper to Banff, The Icefields Parkway.