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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!

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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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