I lied when I said we went on our last camping trip of the year. We went back to Jasper last weekend since the forecast was amazing for September and we really wanted to finish the hike we’ve started twice before.
We drove up Friday after work and read around the fire until the night got too cold. Saturday we woke up with one goal: climb Sulphur Skyline. It’s not a long hike, and although there is quite a bit of elevation gain it’s not too difficult. We started off in lots of layers and hoped for no bear sightings or encounters.
The entire hike was gorgeous and it was green everywhere we looked. It also got really warm, which was an added bonus!
When we finally made it into the alpine (above the treeline) we were met with beautiful views.
After a couple quick photos, we climbed the last bit to the top. There were already a few people coming down, and Harold got many compliments on his hiking skills!
The views were more than worth the hike.
On our way back into town we stopped at Jasper Lake, which is right off the highway. The water is incredibly shallow, and on warm days you can see people walking across. The freezing water felt great on my feet!
We then walked through town to check out some stores and pick up a few groceries for camp. When we got back, Harold slept hard!
After dinner, with the weather still unseasonably hot, we went for another hike along the river.
Now that was an incredible weekend to truly cap off the summer!
With all our camping gear packed away for the season, I’m already looking forward to next summer’s mountain adventures. Hopefully we’ll have time to go on more hikes and take out the kayak. Until then, we’ll try to make it out a few times in winter for ski weekends.
Has Fall and chilly temperatures settled in where you live?