On the Road and In Your Backyard

Good Morning All,

Monday I had the pleasure of seeing how the new On the Road will look and work, and it should be nice. It looks like we have two weeks, perhaps a bit more, until the transition.

So, please feel free to submit your pictures and stories using the current form at tools.balloon-juice.com but do it quickly as this form will be shut down Wednesday evening. Once shut down, I’ll run through the content I’ve received, and hope that things align well. Unpublished content before the site change will be used, but may not be published immediately.

Have a wonderful day, enjoy the pictures, and keep your eyes open for a mini-canning post later today.

 

Today, pictures from valued commenter arrieve.

I spent a week in the Canadian Rockies last month — one of those trips that make you think both “Why haven’t I been here before?” and “How soon can I come back?”

Taken on 2019-07-11 00:00:00

Jasper National Park

The park was full of beautiful lakes but this was probably my favorite.

Taken on 2019-07-12 00:00:00

Jasper National Park

The crystal clear water in Lake Beauvert

Taken on 2019-07-13 00:00:00

Jasper National Park

The group did a hike up the glacier but I wasn’t feeling well that day so I opted to ride a Sno Coach instead. These are buses with huge wheels that drive up the side of the mountain and directly on to the ice.

Taken on 2019-07-13 00:00:00

Jasper National Park

Just a perfect mountain landscape

Taken on 2019-07-12 00:00:00

Jasper National Park

Finally, some critters. This isn’t a great shot because I took it through the window of a bus, and had to shoot around all of the candidates for next year’s Darwin awards who were clustering by the side of the road trying to get selfies with the cubs while Mama Bear was standing maybe 15 feet away.

 

Thank you so much arrieve, do send us more when you can.

 

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    p.a. says:

    Very nice. The trans-Canada train through the Rockies is on my to-do list.

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    JPL says:

    Beautiful pictures.

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    JCJ says:

    Lovely! We went camping in Banff and Jasper on our honeymoon. We even camped a night at Honeymoon Lake. Sunwapta Waterfall is so beautiful. The boat ride to Spirit Island on Maligne Lake is memorable.

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    OzarkHillbilly says:

    Mama Bear was standing maybe 15 feet away.

    Don’t try this at home folks.

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    mrmoshpotato says:

    @OzarkHillbilly: Much better to run up to a bear cub and give it a bear hug. That way the mama bear knows that you mean no harm.

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    Steve in the ATL says:

    Nice!

    @JCJ: nice!

    @mrmoshpotato: not nice!

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    debbie says:

    So beautiful!

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    J R in WV says:

    Thanks!! Wonderful memories…

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    Yarrow says:

    Such gorgeous pictures. Thanks for sharing.

    Those dumbasses with the bears. Ugh. They should be fined for that kind of crap.

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    rikyrah says:

    Wow,

    these are beautiful pictures.

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    Mary G says:

    @p.a.: That train trip is probably number one on my bucket list.

    Beautiful photos, thank you arrieve.

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    realbtl says:

    Jasper is about 200 miles from me and I head up that way regularly. Also quite beautiful is the Columbia River system a bit to the west. The best thing about SE BC is the lack of people/traffic.

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    Alternative Fax, a hip hop artist from Idaho says:

    Lovely pictures – thank you arrieve and Alain.

    @OzarkHillbilly:

    Mama Bear was standing maybe 15 feet away.

    Don’t try this at home folks.

    This is probably good advice.

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    waratah says:

    Beautiful photos of beautiful scenery.

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    Elizabelle says:

    Wow!

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    Alternative Fax, a hip hop artist from Idaho says:

    @Steve in the ATL:

    Much better to run up to a bear cub and give it a bear hug. That way the mama bear knows that you mean no harm.

    @mrmoshpotato: not nice!

    @mrmoshpotato: I was simply going to note:

    This is probably not good advice

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    mrmoshpotato says:

    @Alternative Fax, a hip hop artist from Idaho: I never claimed that it was good advice. 😁

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