Yikes! I shudder to see how long it has been since the last update. I do have a few excuses, however and have been busy taking in the sights, and in some areas without decent internet connections.
I think that I was in the Revelstoke area when I left off the last entry? Well, from there it was back to Lake Louise to check for any left-over mail, and to visit the old office and see who was around. Hailey did a tour of the place and made a few friends. Then it was decision time again. i could have headed back to Sundre, but then I remembered the Jasper rodeo was on that weekend, so headed north instead. It used to be a real big deal when I lived there, with four rodeo performances, and dances Thursday(?), Friday, and Saturday nights. And you had to get a ticket early for the Saturday night dance. I also competed in the rodeo when I lived there, and have a couple of rodeo buckles to prove it! But things have changed . The horse packing event was only on Thursday and Friday nights, so I missed that entirely. Now, there is only a rodeo dance on Saturday night, and few of my old crowd bothered to show up. Notwithstanding, I did get to chat with a lot of old friends. It was a nice day for a hike up to Mt Edith Cavell, and a look at the Angel glacier.
Next, I visited my old station on Maligne Lake where I lived for three years. Nice to see that they have replaced the old diesel generator with solar power, and they have finally replaced my old boat with a new one!
I was lucky enough to time my visit when the present staff were doing a patrol of the lake, and got to go along for the ride!
Of course, a visit to world famous ‘Spirit Island’ was in order. Nice to see that Maligne Tours has built a new solar powered washroom facility down there for their guests.
The following day, I took a drive out along the Celestine fire road, to see the sights and see how the new pipeline had impacted the park.