Biking Signal Mountain

My first mountain

This was the first ever bike hike I did back in 1988. The moun­tain that got me hooked to Jasper. After reach­ing the peak, I was afford­ed a breath­tak­ing view and felt authen­ti­cal­ly Alber­tan. I fell in love with the place and with such a breath­tak­ing land­scape, my pho­tog­ra­phy hob­by took right over and start­ed to doc­u­ment the area and com­piled a mass col­lec­tion of adven­tures in Jasper Nation­al Park.

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The sweet sum­mit
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Birds eye view of Jasper

Sig­nal moun­tain takes about 3 hours to ascend with the help of a bicy­cle. First time I came up here, the bike was a rigid frame, nev­er heard about the squishy bikes back then. Some parts of the road is quite steep unless you have a super light bike or thighs of steel.

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Can see the Athabas­ca val­ley
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Car­pet of wild flow­ers

The long bushy road (in some sec­tions) seems end­less when you are on a steep pitch, but it is all worth the trek to this sum­mit.

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The way back or fur­ther to Tekar­ra

It is also the end point for the sky­line trail if you start­ed from Maligne Lake. The Sky­line trail takes about three days to trek at a leisure­ly pace. Bikes are not allowed on the Sky­line Trail, but they are on Sig­nal Moun­tain.

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Steep and bushy

 

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Did I say bushy?

 

Fire Watch Station

Sig­nal Moun­tain was named in 1916 by Mor­rison P. Bridg­land. Ele­va­tion 2,255 metre. This was one of the fire watch sta­tions that has long been removed due to tech­nol­o­gy.

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Amaz­ing view for lit­tle effort

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