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Expedition Part 1 – PLR to 6th Bridge

All photos taken September 4, 2022.

Now, for the real reason we brought the E-bikes to Jasper. To see more of Jasper National Park without driving the car or exhaustive hiking. Patty had a great idea for this expedition. Ride down through Jasper to 6th Bridge on the Maligne Canyon and then continue out to the Moberly Homestead on the Overlander Trail. I calculated the distance at somewhat more than 38 km (23 1/2 miles). Should be doable.

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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.

8 thoughts on “Expedition Part 1 – PLR to 6th Bridge

    1. Jasper National Park is a gem 4 hours away from a major city and that is what saves it from being overrun like Banff. That being said, it was very busy on the last long weekend of summer. We were just able to pick the lesser used trails and enjoyed an uncrowded experience. Having our bikes was a real plus. Thanks for reading Lyssy. Allan

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  1. Very wise to go for that early start Allan. It all looks so fresh and yes, thank god you had safe passage over that delightful bridge. The views are wondrous and you got a killer shot of that amazing butterfly. Time and time again I am in awe of the distances covered but keep forgetting that they are e-bikes. Nevertheless, it’s a good haul.

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    1. We wanted to leave extra time, in case we ran into troubles (flat tire, etc). That bridge has been there as long as I can remember, but it has only been in the past 2 years where we rode bikes across it. I thought the butterfly was possibly dead, it stayed so still, but I think he just may not have had his first cup of coffee yet. The distances still take time and a bit of effort. I use my bike in the lower assist levels to try to get the cardio going. They do take the pressure off the bad knees though and that is why we use them (that and trying to keep up with our kids riding regular bikes 😁). Thanks for reading and commenting Leighton. Allan

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