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Autumn’s Flying By

Photos taken on September 23 and 24, 2022.

I know autumn only started at 7:03 PM on September 22, 2022, but it seems to be flying by, as strong autumn winds sweep colour leaves from the trees and keep the Canada Geese grounded. It has not been a real treat for our bike riding adventures either. But, we did manage a walk to the lake on the 23rd and then retraced our route the next evening on bikes.

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That Autumn Feeling

All photos taken on September 21, 2022.

Needing a walk and our fall colours fix, we returned to the River View Trail near Devon. Another sterling, sunny, blue sky day. All was right with the world.

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Stretching Our Legs

We were not enthralled about hiking in smoky air conditions, but the air quality was still deemed safe, so we started out on a hike to Pyramid Overlook. We could only hope the views would not be too obscured.

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Smoking or Non?

All photos taken on September 3, 2022.

The morning looked different when I looked outside today. There was an orange haze over everything. Seems like our nearby wildfire was starting to affect local air quality.

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That’s Entertainment

All photos taken on September 2, 2022.

Another evening, another trip down to the lake….

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Trail #15 Bike Ride

All photos taken on September 2, 2022.

In my first post of this series, I indicated that we had brought our folding E-bikes with us, with the hopes of doing some age appropriate riding in the mountains. The afternoon grew hotter and as it was still not quite wine o’clock, we opted to take our first ride.

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A Tale of Two Lakes

All photos taken on September 2, 2022.

Jasper National Park is known for its pristine alpine lakes and the area where our bungalow was located is well situated. It is on Patricia Lake and close to Pyramid Lake. We prefer this location as the bungalows are off the main road and thus quieter. Pyramid Lake Resort sits right by the road and every last vehicle going to Pyramid Island must pass it twice.

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233/45

All photos taken on September 17, 2022.

What better activity to undertake on your 45th wedding anniversary, than a bike ride out in the country on Range Road 233. It was a stellar fall day when we left, but increasing wind speeds meant we were freezing, heading home. Happiness is shivering together over a hot cup of coffee.

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Berry Colour Fall

All photos taken on September 14, 2022.

With Bunchberry Meadows closed until October 31, we opted to walk River View Trail near Devon today. No bug jackets required as the skeeters are all dead. We packed a picnic lunch for the first time in a while. And while it is not yet seasonal fall, it is meteorological fall and colours are starting to show.

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Mountain Morning

All photos taken on September 2, 2022.

The first trip down to the lake each morning became my new routine. The absence of waterbirds on most days was surprising.

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Sittin’ Doin’ Nothin’

All photos taken on September 1, 2022.

Most people tend to feel guilty if they are simply sittin’ doin’ nothin’, but after almost 8 years of retirement for me and almost 5 for Patty, we have come to terms with this strange phenomenon. We have also answered the question, “If you are retired, does it still feel good to go away on a vacation?” I mean, retirement is already a vacation, right?

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Making Magical Moments

All photos taken on September 1, 2022.

Unpacking over, we could finally relax enough to go sit down by the lake and watch the sunset. This trip, we had managed to squeeze our folding camp chairs into the car, so we would be much more comfortable.

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PLB – Our Mountain Home

Photos taken from September 1-7, 2022.

We wracked our brains while we were here to try to determine how many times we have stayed at PLB – Patricia Lake Bungalows, since our first stay in 2002. We may have gotten close, but could not nail it down.

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Relocation Transportation Transformation Exploration – Part 2

All photos taken on August 24, 2022.

…now, where was I? Oh, yeah, bike riding through the Edmonton River Valley. In Part 1, we left our intrepid duo (always wanted to say that) at the James MacDonald Bridge roughly in the center of Edmonton.

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Relocation Transportation Transformation Exploration – Part 1

All photos taken on August 24, 2022.

Since our first attempt of transporting our folding E-bikes in the back of our Prius V for a river valley ride on July 29, 2022, we have been trying to get up the nerve to do it all again. Several things had to align to allow this:

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Dewy or Don’t We?

All photos taken August 23, 2022, during our weekly forest walk.

Yesterday, our area was infiltrated by wildfire smoke for the first time this summer. The AQI was an 8 and not recommended for outdoor strenuous activity. So, we complied, while we looked for the best timing for this week’s Bunchberry walk. The 23rd was supposed to be relatively smoke free, so we set out right after our coffee-less breakfast. We were hiking by 7:35 AM.

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Making the Rounds

All photos taken on August 21, 2022.

We alternate between rural and city rides, depending on the day and time we have. This day was an in town ride and with a few zigs and zags, we managed to pedal 25 km. (15 1/2 miles) in about 90 minutes. And in the time and space, we saw some stuff.

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Calm, Cool & Connected

All photos taken on August 18, 2022.

In the middle of a hot spell, we pondered what to do to get out and about. It would be too hot and sunny in the late morning/early afternoon to walk or cycle far, but, we couldn’t just sit around all day, avoiding this spell of good weather.

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Thanks a BUNCH

All photos taken on August 15, 2022.

Another week, another walk at Bunchberry Meadows. We continue to walk early (sans coffee) to beat the heat. I will treat what I photographed that day as art and give each piece or group a descriptive title. Let me know which one is your favourite.

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Hochimini Multiuse Trail – #6e

All photos taken on September 2, 2022.

We like to start our mountain hikes slowly with the easier hikes, to enable us to acclimatize to the change in altitude. The day was also supposed to heat up to +28 C (82 F), so we did the hike in the morning, when we and the air were fresher.

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