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Road Trip – a Wildland Refrain

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All photos taken on September 30, 2021 on our rehike of the Wildland Trail.

a Wildland Refrain ©

Mountain trail so nice

we had to hike it all twice.

A Wildland refrain.

The kids were sleeping in this morning and as us old folks (me) always wake up way too early, we opted to redo this hike at a slower pace. The trail was just as beautiful, but we had more time to ponder the sights.

We walked from PLB, along Patricia Lake to the trailhead….

…and then continued on past the picnic area and up to the meadow across from PLB, where I took a few shots (one showing our bungalow through the trees and 2 others showing the far end of Patricia Lake, where we had kayaked earlier in the week). We were looking for any evidence of an outfall stream from Patricia Lake, to see if we could figure out why the lake level was so high.

We walked onward and upward, as the path turned back inland toward Pyramid Lake.

forest shadow and light
a pond in the middle of moose country, but no moose

In no time, we were immersed among the golden aspens and birches. The leaf litter path was like the Yellow Brick Road. We dawdled……………

….before hitting the road leading to Pyramid Beaches, where we dawdled some more.

At this point, we got the message that B & K were up and ready to go.


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.

23 thoughts on “Road Trip – a Wildland Refrain

    1. Getting up early is never a problem for us. Some day, we may learn to sleep in. I think we saw 2 other people on this walk. The golden light and leaves of fall made for a spectacular day. Thanks for reading Linda. Happy New Year. Allan

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  1. Such beautiful photos, Allan, especially the snowy mountain peaks. I love waking up early while on holiday too – this way I get to enjoy natural wonders without the tourist crowds and there will be fewer people to obstruct my picture-perfect views!. Thanks for sharing and have a good day 🙂 Aiva

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    1. We were supposed to come back from Vancouver on the train in March 2020, but Covid put the kibosh on that. Jasper has been our go to for more than 40 years and it never disappoints. Thanks for reading Ruth. Allan

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