My roommates woke us up early today to take us to a place called Maligne Lake. The drive to Maligne Lake was beary pretty in fact some of my animal friends were on the road.
|This guy was happily walking along the road. Not scared of cars at all.|
|You have to look hard to see the Pine Marten but he is there.|
The hike was beary scenic. The clouds were out and we got rained on many times but when you could see the mountains they were amazing. The lake had a nice blue-turquoise color in it.
|Mountains on Bald Mountain trail - Maligne Lake|
Of course Maligne Lake flows into the Maligne Canyon (our next stop coincidentally). A Belgium missionary had trouble trying to cross the river in the 1800s and named it Maligne River, which apparently means wicked in French. Ben, have you learned this in your French lessons yet?
My roommates treated us to the good life. We were allowed to visit the Fairmont Jasper Lake Lodge. It was beary relaxing, a fox could get used to this lifestyle. Of course the cheapest room was $499.00 a night so I think it's a little out of my price range.
Next stop was Wilcox Pass. It was a nice hike and get this. Halfway up there were chairs for people to relax on. We met some aggressive goats (I hid in the backpack with Monkey) but eventually they let us through on the trail. It was worth the encounter with the goats, the view was amazing (one of the best on the trip). Remember all that rain in Jasper, well apparently it helped clear the sky. It was worth it for the views.