Jasper National Park, AB

We are currently in Hinton, AB. It’s near the east entrance of Jasper National Park. There are lots of exciting things to do while in the park, so we’ve just scratched the surface.

We spent a relaxing day at Miette Hot Springs. You can hike to the source of the springs located nearby, where the hot mineral water flows up from within the earth.

Maligne Canyon is beautiful. Listening to the powerful water rushing through the canyon is incredible. Some parts of it are so deep, you can’t see the bottom. This canyon is carved by water that travels through underground caves from Medicine Lake 16km away.

 Maligne Lake is a short drive up the road from the canyon. There, we hiked a trail named Mary Schaffer Loop. While taking in the beautiful scenery, we were reminiscing about Nanny.

Robson Provincial Park, BC

The area we’re presently in, Valemount BC , offers plenty of options for hiking and biking. While going to Robson Park, we passed two sets of amazing falls.

The first was Rearguard Falls. Its the upper limit of a 800 mile migration journey of Pacific salmon along the Fraser River.

The second was Overlander Falls. Named for the Overlander expedition of 1862, they travelled across prairies and through the Rocky Mountains, intending to reach the Cariboo goldfields.

We hiked 4.5k to reach Kinney Lake. With Mt. Robson (12,972ft) as the backdrop, it was well worth the effort.

Prince George, BC / Valemount, BC

We continued on to Prince George with the idea of visiting friends in the Williams Lake area. With the fires being so bad there, and in the surrounding areas, with road closures, we cancelled our plans to go south. Instead, we headed further east to Valemount, BC. We’re here in the Valemount area for a week or so before moving on.

┬áThere’s a lot of smoke hanging in the valley, so we’re hoping the wind changes directions and moves it on out of here. The fires in the BC area are pretty intense, we are saying prayers for all the nice folks displaced because of them.

Meziadin Lake/ Stewart/ Hyder

Traveling south, the Cassiar Highway passes through Meziadin Junction. There, a provincial park lies next to beautiful Meziadin Lake. Camping there for 5 days allowed us to visit Steward, BC and Hyder, AK.

The little town of Stewart is located at the head of Portland Canal. Visiting here is like stepping back in time. The combination between old historic buildings and new make this town a wonderful place to walk around and enjoy its history.

From there, you can drive across the border to Hyder, Ak. It’s a ghost town with a population of 85 residents. We stumbled across a bus converted into a food truck, serving fresh fish of the day caught by family. What a great place to just hang out and chill!!!!!

We took a little drive up a mountain dirt road to view a most spectacular glacier, Salmon Glacier. We waited for hours at the top to get quick glimpses between the cloudy storms moving through. The sheer size of this glacier is hard to imagine. You have to see it to appreciate how big it really is. Pictures dont do it justice, but I tried!

We are currently staying at the Shady Rest Campground in Houston, BC. Got a chance to check out Smithers, BC on the way. Great way to spend a couple of hours.

Hangin out, enjoying the beautiful weather. The corn hole boards are fillin up! Love and miss you all !!!!!!

Carcross, YT.

We enjoyed our 3 day stay near Carcross. Its a small town on the shore of Lake Bennett. Carcross Commons, located in the center of town, is beautifully decorated with colorful crests of the First Nations’ clans. The railroad passes through here, taking passengers to and from Skagway.

Leaving Carcross, we headed south on the Cassiar Highway. This road is narrow and winding, so the trip is slow going. To get a break from the highway, we pulled into a beautiful campground for a few days. Mountain Shadow RV park was a great place to unwind and explore the lush forest and alpine lake. The eagles called that place home! They were soaring everywhere.

Continuing down the Cassiar Highway, our next stop is Meziadin Lake Provincial Park, B.C. with sightseeing trips to Stewart, BC and Hyder, AK. Photos to follow later, as we are over our data limits for Canadian internet service for today.