Rock n' Roll!
Trip Start Sep 01, 2005
29Trip End Jan 25, 2006
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We are staying with Gerry and Shawna Jober in their house. Staying in Private Accomodation is much cheaper (c.$60-80 per night average price), rather than the lodges (read OTT Motels at $130) and top of the range Hotels $+++!!!
Amazing views of the Rockies surround us. All the restaurants and bars have a view of the snow-capped mountains, which is fabulous!!!
We took the Jasper Tramway cablecar up to Whistler Mountain, over 7,243 feet!!
We will be hiring a Car for the next few days so that we can explore the area without paying silly money for organised tours, though Rob is a bit wary about the left-hand drive car - although it will be an automatic. (Sadly I will have to wait to share the driving until Vancouver, as my driving license is still at home and awaiting it's solo flight over here!).
We have to remember that we are in the middle of a National Park - and so we will mainly be trying to avoid the elk - it is rutting season and you do not want to be in the way of a horny bull elk on a mission!!! They also have bear-proof bins in the town, so visits are not unusual although we have missed out on that pleasure so far, but I did see some suspicious droppings near a bin this morning.....although I'm not an expert in bear poo!!
Off to see emerald green lakes, waterfalls and more for the next few days. So think of us out there in the cold wilderness!!