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Monthly Archives: October 2011
Three hour tour
The busy season this year seems to be stretching out. This week was supposed to be Monday to Friday based in Norman Wells with day trips by charter air to the surrounding settlements. Normally we would have done this in … Continue reading
Thursday morning saw us finishing the last two stations in the park. (sniff) I thought nothing could compare with being paid to fly around Jasper in a helicopter. I don’t know if driving up a ski hill beats it, but … Continue reading
was still foggy and rainy. We met the Park warden (or whatever his job title is now) at 8 and he asked us to delay until later. That was no problem. We still had the Jasper Warden site to do. … Continue reading
Other stuff we saw while being fogged in and rained on
Considering we were right near the Sunwapta falls when we finished the Sunwapta station we stopped in to have a look. Since we had falls on the brain and the Athabasca Falls were on the way back to town (sorta) we … Continue reading
Instead of flying Tuesday we drove up to the Colombia Icefields to do the two stations in that area. Sask River crossing: and Sunwapta: Even a foggy, rainy day in Jasper is better than anyday anywhere else.
No helicopter for you!
Well, there was no helicopter yesterday. This is why: Yep. Fog, rain, drizzle, low cloud and behind it all: It’s a bad idea to fly anything when you can’t see. It’s an especially bad idea to fly helicopters near mountains … Continue reading
Yesterday I woke up in Seattle and fell asleep in Jasper. Clint and I went down to Seattle because C has always wanted to see an NFL game and the Seahawks were playing the day before his birthday. It was … Continue reading