Nature

Trail 4–7-13

The beau­ty about Jasper is that we have so many out­door options, no snow? Well, bik­ing is still an option. The labyrinth of trails makes it easy to pick one trail and switch your route at mul­ti­ple inter­sec­tion accord­ing to your whim.

Bull Elk seems to be out of the rutting phase
Bull Elk seems to be out of the rut­ting phase
Low river levels due to Autumn
Low riv­er lev­els due to Autumn

We want­ed to check out the new paved path along lake annette and from Old Fort Point to Jasper Park Lodge and we were not dis­ap­point­ed, nice work Parks Cana­da! The path made for every­one even wheel­chair acces­si­ble, this sec­tion starts or ends at the beach of lake Annette on the Quick­sand side of the lake.

Upgraded trail from Old For Point
Upgrad­ed trail from Old For Point
Entrance to Jasper Park Lodge
Entrance to Jasper Park Lodge

The few trails we took on this trek afford­ed us with some spec­tac­u­lar views and some wildlife too. This route is also rat­ed easy, not, too much up hills, most­ly rolling ter­rain.

Lake Annette view at Pyramid Lake
Lake Annette view at Pyra­mid Lake
Lake Annette beach, with rock break
Lake Annette beach, with rock break

So get out and explore these trails while they are still in great con­di­tion. We had ran into a small sec­tion of mud between Lake Annette to Fifth Bridge, so avoid if you can, but the weath­er this week is quite dry so the trail might be dry by then. Have fun.

Trail 4, Lake Annette to Fifth Bridge
Trail 4, Lake Annette to Fifth Bridge
Rock Garden along the Maligne River
Rock Gar­den along the Maligne Riv­er
Moberly Bridge, crossing the Athabasca River
Mober­ly Bridge, cross­ing the Athabas­ca Riv­er

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