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Road Trip – Wildland Trail

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All photos taken on September 27, 2021.

Trailhead: near end of Patricia Lake on Pyramid Lake Road (across a short wooden bridge)

Distance as we took it from PLB – 6.5 km (4 miles)

Elevation Gain/Loss: approx. 40 m (131 feet)

Time we took: About 2 hours

Skill Level: Easy with a few short steep sections

Walking to the hike from PLB

Alongside Patricia Lake to Meadow viewpoint – most of the elevation gain is here

Crossing the land between Patricia Lake and Pyramid Lake – through a beautiful aspen forest

Time at Pyramid Lake

Walking back from Pyramid Lake beach – a walking trail parallels Pyramid Lake Road


Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

18 thoughts on “Road Trip – Wildland Trail

    1. Thanks Lynette. The surprising thing is that it took us over 40 years of visiting Jasper before hiking it. Thanks for reading Lynette. 16 cm of snow here overnight & -14 for a high today. I think there will be a white Christmas. Allan


    1. It was a good hike Lyssy and the smells of fall were all around. Trouble is, our young folk wanted to walk too fast, so we did not get to linger, but Pat and I went back another day and took our time. Thanks for reading. Allan


  1. This is exactly why the fall is my favourite time of the year. The landscape looks beautiful with all those different shades of yellows, oranges, browns and greens. Love the shots of the birch trees, which are among some of my favourites.

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