Friday, September 19, 2008

Jasper National Park Revisited – Part 1

September 17th

On our first full day back in Jasper we had to attend to a couple of items. First we had to refuel the truck. Diesel here is $1.28 a liter which translates to $4.95 a gallon! We are so excited to be paying less than $5.00 per gallon. Just last Wednesday we were paying $5.88 a gallon on the Cassiar Highway. Interestingly this is one of the few places we have been where diesel is cheaper than gas.
Another thing we HAD TO DO was have lunch at the Jasper Brewing Company. This is one of the best microbrews we have found so far on our travels. They also have a fine restaurant.

The real excitement of the day was the ELK visit. One of the local male elks spent most of the day burgling and herding along his harem of females. They decided to stop for lunch at our camp site. Below are a couple of pictures that Kathy took thorough the dirty back picture window of our trailer. He was oblivious of us inside, just a one-tracked mind!

I don’t even want to think about what those antlers could do to the walls of the trailer. He stopped to bugle at the ladies right outside the window behind the couch. Those long antlers reached the top of the window they were so tall!

The slideshow URL will go here when we have a better Internet connection and can upload the pictures.


  1. Wow! That is so cool that they didn't even know you were there to watch them. Such a rare glimpse into what Elk do when they think they aren't being watched!

  2. Your pictures are just spectacular! Ken especially liked the moose pictures. Dining on moose meat, I'm not so sure about that. You know me-picky, picky.