|Steam Engine for the Mountains, circa 1925|
|The Canadian is VIA' Transcontinental Train|
That afternoon we went for what the ranger at the visitors center in Jasper told us was a pretty easy hike with gradual uphill segments and one short, steep segment to a knob termed Old Fort Point, overlooking Jasper. So we thought we'd close the afternoon with the hike. Not a good choice! The trail proved to have steep segments punctuated by very steep ones. And the trail was across glacial moraine (i.e., lots and lots of rocks. To make matters worse, much of the trail was dry, hot, and uninteresting. When we got to the interesting parts, overlooking the Athabasca River, we were pretty worn down.
|View to the Northwest from Old Fort Point|
|Kayaks on the Athabasca River|
|Athabasca River from Old Fort Point - our Campsite is in the Upper Right Corner|
We ended the afternoon/evening pretty exhausted.