John & Anne Wiley

2012/09/12

Return (Again)

You’ve already seen some pix from the first day of our return flight from Edmonton to SB, but only the peak of Mt. Robson (stellar tho it was!). So in this post we return again to 8/18 for a look at the city in clearer (less smokey) air just after we took off from the City Centre airport. We’ll end this post with the beginning of entering Jasper (where Robson lives), and then pick up from there in a few days when I’ll have some time again.

2234 Stadium

2234 Stadium

Somehow I thought Edmonton only had Oilers (hockey), but this big stadium downtown is presumably for other sports. For some reason the city looked smaller on this pass, maybe because we subconsciously knew we’d soon be among towering peaks and dwindling but still massive glaciers?

2239 Shrunken City

2239 Shrunken City

I love how Edmonton integrates with the river, and how many recreational areas there are in the urban environment.

2247 Parks Aplenty

2247 Parks Aplenty

Before long we were back into the rural strip along the highway, following roads, and enjoying the shapes of nature mingling with human activity. My guess is those thin lines wandering thru the tall grass to the pond are deer trails.

2254 Deer Pond

2254 Deer Pond

After a brief stop at the Jasper-Hinton airport we launched into what I consider Jasper just after takeoff, marked by this sentinel rock peak.

2294 Jasper Begins

2294 Jasper Begins

See you in a couple of days! 🙂

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