Quotes of the day

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.
- Helen Keller

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
but I have promises to keep,
and miles to go before I sleep.
- Robert Frost

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Prince George

The luxurious 'Old Frankfurt Motel'.
Genuine imported Linoleum!

Here's a shot of Bijoux Falls with some life in it (full screen).

I checked the weather forecast for the area ahead that I've been looking forward to: Jasper N.P., Lake Louise, Icefields Parkway, Mt. Robson, Banff.
Chance of rain today.
1/4 inch of rain tonight
1/4 inch of rain tomorrow.

I hope it's not too deep - My boot covers developed a tiny leak while on the Dalton...

It's too late into the trip to wait out the rain for a couple of days, so I'm heading that way and hoping for enough clear sky to get some good photos.
That's the trouble with photography in the higher elevations - when it's cloudy, you don't just lose the sunshine, you lose the mountain peaks.

I've received similar advice from two separate people about the parks:
Jasper is fantastic and not crowded.
Banff is also beautiful, but being so close to Calgary, is flooded with tourists from all over the world.
"It's worse than Yellowstone", said one guy.
I think the Icefields Parkway leads through both parks, so I suppose I'll see for myself.

Life is good!


  1. Banff? While you are there, watch out for the 'Burglar of Banff-ff'! ;)

    For reference:
    (from F-Troop)

    Ride safe!

  2. Rick, the first thing you will come on to when you enter the parks is, mount. Robson, if you don't see the top at lest weight one day. before you get there you will come to Fort McLeod BC. Back in 92 it had a good cheep city campground. almost all of the towns in Canada have city campgrounds. and they are clean cheep and safe place to stay. just ask the locals. if it is over cast just put in for the day at Fort McLeod, you will be glad you did.

    1. Rick, it is hell getting old. It is not Fort McLeod. IT is McBride, BC I repeat It is McBride, BC. If I remember right, almost on mosquitoes. and I know you Know what I am talking about. JD

    2. Ah, yes. I spent about an hour in McBride at the Visitor Center just talking with the local folks. I got to hear some great stories and get a bunch of maps.

      Mt. Robson was not visible, so I'm going back in hopes of a photo op.