August 1, 2009

yah.mountains rock.

I'm not home yet and I'm only getting a wee bit edgy living out of a tent and backpack. It's been so worth it, though. The top photo is one of about 30 elk that periodically wandered through our campsite in Jasper. This (Jasper) is quite possibly the most beautiful place on earth. Not that I'm the most well-travelled person, but still. I know.

They have a funky, relaxed townsite with coffee bars and bike stores and even a great yarn store (Stychen Tyme). I have to say I had no expectations for it and it completely surprised me. I had to buy Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitting Workshop there because knitting while camping reminds me of her, as she did it so much herself. Thoroughly enjoyable, of course. I plan on treating it as a master course and doing each project.

We also took a tram partway up a large mountain and then hiked the rest of the way to the top. No small feat with a 5 year old, but she's a trooper. These are the other photos. Had to build inukshuks at the top, for some reason. The first photo shows where the tram took us to, but I couldn't get a photo of the full rest of the trail. You get the idea. It was steep, OK? And the air was thin. I think we were about 2400 metres up.

Anyway, just checking in. Hope you're all doing well.


  1. Those are some beautiful photos!! Is that little A with the ponytail? Sooo cute!

    Now you know why I can't help but post mountain photos all the time. They are soooo breathtaking. I am thankful every day that I can look out my window and see a mountain.

    Can't wait for more posts!

  2. these photos make me itch for the west. lovely.

  3. Lovely photos. Your trip looks very restful :)