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Aloha Cup 2017

Mar­mot Basin put on a good show for East­er week­end, a tru­ly fam­i­ly event. An easy course set-up on Tran­quil­iz­er run with berms, jumps and gates. Almost every­one who par­tic­i­pat­ed got a prize from the local shops. Some­one went home with a brand new pair of skis and snow­board and anoth­er with a mid week pass for next sea­son at Mar­mot Basin.

Here are just some of the fun shots at the Alo­ha Cup. Sor­ry, I can’t put every pho­to up at this time, will post as I get the chance, so check back soon and let me know your bib num­ber and I can arrange for expe­di­tion. Your pho­tos can be pur­chased also, ask me how!

Click on image to view in full screen mode, you may use your arrow key on your key­board to nav­i­gate the next image. Esc to exit. These pho­tos are reduced in res­o­lu­tion. If you want to have full res­o­lu­tion pho­tos, con­tact Eddie.

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Half Marathon Jasper 2017

Get­ting fit Jasper is what this Half Marathon was about, approx­i­mate­ly 800 run­ners attend­ed this event. The run took them from town site to Lake Edith and back. Some went for the fun 1 km run, some went for the dis­tance of the half marathon (21km +).

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Stargazing With Jasper Planetarium

Watch­ing the stars in the dark sky is a fun event any­one can enjoy. Just find a moon­less night and a dark pre­serve and the twin­kles of the stars will light you up.

Fun lights on the bridge with Orion Belt
Fun lights on the bridge with Ori­on Belt

A group gath­ered for some view­ing of the stars with tele­scopes, binoc­u­lars and cam­eras to watch the clear skies at 5th bridge in the Maligne val­ley. Jasper Plan­e­tar­i­um sup­plied the tele­scopes and knowl­edge­able staff.

Pointing out the stars
Point­ing out the stars
How light pollution gets in the way
How light pol­lu­tion gets in the way

Note: One thing about going out in win­ter is have spare bat­ter­ies and good warm cloth­ing and you will enjoy the adven­ture a whole lot bet­ter.

Computer hook-up viewing nebulas far away
Com­put­er hook-up view­ing neb­u­las far away
The Milky Way untouched
The Milky Way untouched

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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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