Stephen's Summer of 2005

A personal and experimental blog about my summer travels in 2005

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Location: Yellowknife, NWT, Canada

I live, work and play in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada

Wednesday, August 10, 2005


Today i headed west to British Columbia with the propsects of staying in beautiful Jasper. Of course, by the time i drove into Jasper around 4:00 PM there was not a room to be had, unless one is willing to shell-out $250; not i. So after supper i continued on my way across the Divide to Valemount, BC.

Along the way, the Yellowhead highway passes Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies at better than 3900 meters, and it is rarely cloud free.

Upon checking into Valemount the power went out from Kamloops all the way up to McBride. Some of the guests were actually getting nervous and considered driving out of the area. A young family got out a small refractor for its first light, looking at the setting Moon. I was able to show them a few lunar features, and Jupiter which was also setting. Around 9:00 PM the power came back on and i retired for the evening.

A small mountain east of Valemount

Sunset at Valemount