Fri, May 19, 2017

We’ve been camping in the small town of Grande Cache, Alberta.  So named for the stash of beaver pelts that trappers used to store here.

What has surprised me is the number of aspens in the area.  They’re everywhere.  But they look like it’s early spring as they’re just starting to bud.  Here’s a closeup.

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And a shot taken during this morning’s run.  Those are some bare aspens for mid May. Grande Cache is at an elevation of 4,200 feet so it’s not like we’re high up in the mountains.  Nonetheless, it’s a late spring here.

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So on our drive to Grande Prairie, I was surprised to see the aspens in all their glory.  This shot was taken about 100 miles north but at an elevation of approx 2,000 ft.  A world of difference.

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  1. We went this same route last year, almost at the same time. We ENJOYED our Alaska trip. Don’t know if you saw bears in and around Banff as we did. We also saw many in BC from Fort Nelson all the way to the Yukon, and also on our return down the Cassiar Highway. Saw very few in Alaska itself. Enjoy, we hope to return some day…

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