70/7000 Slept in a Parking Lot in Jasper, Alberta

Day 50 August 14, 2001 I'm a worrier. It's bad because it's stressful but also good because I tend to have all my ducks in a row. Before the trip I had anxiety about the ultimate travel nightmare, not finding a place to stay. I saw it as the worst thing that could happen to me and …

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70/7000 Conquering a Mountain and Maybe Myself

Day 47-August 11, 2001 Today I hiked with Jack and Henny, a very fit and active couple from the Netherlands. My time with this nice couple allowed me to ask questions about their lives in The Netherlands.  Henny works part time and engages in physical activity as much as she can.  Both she and Jack …

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70/7000 Beautiful Lake Louise, The Canadian Rockies

  Day 47  August 11, 2001 A take my breath away moment, seeing Lake Louise for the first time. As I stood at the edge of the lake, very engaged in gawking with my mouth open, a ranger with a survey on a clipboard saw my  potential  as an extremely positive statistic. "Would you considered …

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70/7000 The Mama Grizzly and Her Two Cubs

Day 46   August 10, 2001 Well, I traveled the Trans Canada Highway today  and I'm still alive to tell about it. But soon I had another challenge. As I drove up to the campgrounds at Lake Louise, I saw a sign at the registration booth that said, "No soft sided campers or tents allowed."  This was not …

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70/7000 The Eagle, the Wolf, And the Wildlife Bridge-Banff, Alberta, Canada

 Days 44 and 45    August 8 & 9, 2001 Crossed into Canada, I'm in Banff. Quite a tourist town!  More glitz than I've seen in the last few weeks. As looked over the lake towards a beautiful mountain scene, I saw my very first bald eagle.  I'm one of those people who get excited …

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70/7000-Glacier National Park, Montana

Days 39-42  August 2-5, 2001 Wonderful days camping in Glacier National Park.  I went to a presentation given by one of the park rangers about the geology of this place. The  rugged features "started forming 170 million years ago when older rocks were forced eastward up and over much younger rock strata." I found the …

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70 Days, 7000 Miles-Days 35, 36, 37, 38

July 29, 30, 31-August 1, 2001 I'm on the road again and in Deer Lodge, Montana found the nicest fabric store. I thought about my neighbor who quilts.  She would love this two story shop. Inspired, I bought a pattern and some coordinating fabric to make a fly fishing wall quilt to commemorate my trip. (This …

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