Holiday Inn Hinton
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... booked, volunteering has been registered for, vaccines have been completed (thanks Jen!) now to look into hostels and of course, pack. And I have to say as a girl (and an over-packer) this is my biggest stressor! How does one pack clothes for a multitude of climates and for a long time period without bringing 3 suitcases?! More info to come on itinerary and trip plans in our next post.... So apparently this never posted before! ...
... the eruption.
We left Dawson Falls just after 2 for the long drive towards Jasper. At about 3:30 we started seeing our first snow capped mountains, and small amounts of snow lying on the ground.
We stopped for fuel at 4:15 at Valemount. We then took the #16 Yellowhead Highway on towards Jasper.
We arrived in Jasper at about 6:30. We had a little walk around the town, and decided to pick up some drinks to take to Jen's place ...
... we noticed that there would be a stream running down the rock or out of the woods about every mile or two. It is these little streams that draw the animals out to the road.
Our next stop was for gas and propane. The nights are cold and we need to make sure we have enough propane to heat our coach. Gas stations are getting further apart, so we stop often for that as well. We go miles and miles between towns or any kind of human life ...
Spent the night here so that we would drive thru Jasper and Banff National Parks in the day. Sun was out and the vistas were once again spectacular. Took a hike up to the icefields in Jasper and stopped in Banff for a coffee break. Will have to return to go skiing ...
... hungry to I drove to RV to a back parking lot to set up a temporary camp for lunch. To do this we leave the RV hooked to the truck and just open up the slides inside. Since we only run on battery power, electrical appliances will not work. So we have to rely on the propane powered oven or stove-top. This time for lunch we had a college favorite - Raman noodles. However, we have the Indian style so as to give it a little kick with the spices. I parked ...