Blogs from Hinton, Alberta, Canada, North America


North America » Canada » Alberta » Hinton June 29th 2013

Spent the night in Hinton all campground full in Jasper. Off To Dawson Creek . Saw lots of sheep but no bears. (Barb)... read more

North America » Canada » Alberta » Hinton December 24th 2011

CANADA ON THE RAILS, WEST THRU THE ROCKIES We woke up in Edmonton on Sunday morning, September 25, where our train was stopping for an hour to add another dome car for Rocky Mountain Viewing which was in our future today. While the various crews were getting this done, I did my constitutionals, at 6:30AM, walking fro and to, and to and fro, along our thirty car caravan, stationary for now outside the limits of the city airport strip. The new dome hitched in, we were on our way, settled for a ride into the Rockies. We floated along, taking breads, tea, coffee and yogurt, self-served. As we travelled west, intending to veer south for the Rockies when they would come, a few wild horses made their way parallel to us. We registered that the conifers, ... read more

North America » Canada » Alberta » Hinton September 2nd 2010

I'm sure I've mentioned it before, but one of the greatest things about being a geologist is doing field work. Traveling to remote corners of the world (that's why I was in Bolivia in 2009 to look at rocks gives you an opportunity to see cool geology and cool places. In some cases, like when I was in staying in , you get to see and experience things a tourist never would. This year, I had the opportunity to do some field work in the remote corners of my own province. I set out, with two other grad students, to explore west-central Alberta. Our first stop was Bighorn Falls, where we were looking at some Lower Jurassic rocks. I'll try to spare you too much geology on this blog, suffice it to say it was fun ... read more
Columbia Icefields Parkway 5
Columbia Icefields Parkway 2
David Thompson Highway 6

North America » Canada » Alberta » Hinton June 21st 2010

Sun, 20 June Happy Father’s Day, all you Dads. We left our campground at Sikanni River and found the first rest area 100 miles down the road. At Ft. St. John we went to Walmart, then to Safeway for supplies and gasoline for the car. We were ready to finish this final stretch of the Alaska Highway. At Dawson Creek we took the requisite pictures at milepost 0, then went to the visitor center for patches, stickers, postcards and information on Alberta. We then went to the Alaska Highway House, a museum of the highway, where we took advantage of their free wifi to post blogs for Friday and Saturday. Then on to Highway 2 out of British Columbia and into Alberta. At the provincial line we passed the final well-marked litter barrel in BC. They ... read more
Gena, Moe & Bob
Charlie and Kerry
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