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Old Fort Point Hike

All photos taken on October 25, 2022.

Our destination for our mountain hike was Old Fort Point. This hike is a 3.7 km (2 1/4 mile) loop hike with 137 m (450 feet) elevation gain/loss. Access is from Highway 16 was via Highway 93A and Old Fort Point Road. From the high point, it would provide some tremendous views.

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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.

7 thoughts on “Old Fort Point Hike

    1. Thanks. I think we find it easier to smile when we are in the mountains. The stairs are a lot right at the beginning. The bird name almost sounds made up. I was happy I was able to use my bird book to figure it out when we got home. Thanks for reading Lyssy. Allan

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    1. We have done it both ways, but clockwise inspires the best views, especially as you come up to the crest and spy the Athabasca. We have only seen big horn sheep up there. Thanks for reading Bernie. Allan


  1. I too love the cover shot. Brilliant captures of the greeter and the Clark’s Nutcracker as well. The lack of colour (in parts) doesn’t in any way detract from the beauty of this hike. October the 25th is my mum’s birthday 😉

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    1. Who says old people can’t take a good selfie? I usually say that, because it can take a lot of tries holding that big camera out there. Hard to screw it up with such a backdrop. The Clark’s nutcracker was a first for me. I am sure I have seen them before, but never so close and I always thought they were whiskey-jacks from the Algonquin word Wisakedjak. It was a nice day for a hike, no matter the lack of colour. Thanks for reading Leighton. Allan


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