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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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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.

4 thoughts on “Stretching Our Legs

  1. Yet another wonderful trail, Allan, despite the smoky conditions. The views are quite stunning in both directions, and I like the facts that Parks Canada offers red Adirondack chairs at numerous scenic spots in both Jasper & Banff. Thanks for sharing and have a good day 🙂 Aiva xx

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    1. Thanks Aiva. We were lucky. The smoke was not to thick at least. The views were still visible in a hazy way. We did not walk all the way back to the Red Chairs on this hike as we were trying to remain on less busy trails over the long weekend. Thanks for reading. Happy Saturday. Allan

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  2. The haze didn’t hamper your photography at all. Though boy you can really see it in the shot overlooking Pyramid Lake Road. I love the digital breadcrumbs and have done that myself once or twice. You did a decent job of the 2021-2022 tree shots. Doesn’t have to be perfect in my book 🙂

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    1. The views all had a hazy orange look to them, but we were just glad to be able to get out and hike. I find if you take a few marker shots along the way, you remember your route well enough you that you do not really need them, like writing down something you do not want to forget and not needing your notes. The shot reconstruction was a bit of a challenge, but a good one. Thanks for reading Leighton. Allan

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