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Kamloops to Jasper – The Buildup

Kamloops_to_JasperJune 16, 2016 – Day Two: Kamloops, British Columbia to Jasper, Alberta, Canada.

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain

This morning we left out of Kamloops in a blaze of sunshine. We headed north out of town, following the railroad tracks and the Thompson River.

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Downtown Kamloops we found a neat old pedestrian walkway that crossed the railroad tracks, which run through the center of old downtown.

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Then we had to cross this narrow bridge to exit on the north side of town – this is what happens when I set the GPS to “shortest route.”

 

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Leaving Kamloops.

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What a great day for a road trip! We’re on the Yellowhead Highway, Canada 5, heading north. It’s a wonderful life.

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What a beautiful day!

 

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When we saw that Vavenby was down off the highway a bit, we detoured to check it out. We found a cute riverfront community.

 

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Note the snow-covered peak just to the right of the 2nd phone pole. In the coming photos you’ll see it grow as we continue our journey.

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Trains passed every 30 minutes to an hour. Millions of tons of freight pass through this corridor, and keep Canada running.

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There are four seasons in this part of Canada – Winter, Really Winter, Still Winter, and Highway Maintenance. We’re only a few weeks behind opening day of Highway Maintenance Season. The provincial symbol is the orange-and-white highway safety barrel.

 

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The peak continued to grow all morning long.

 

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Finally! We reached it! And then, an hour later, it had become “no big deal,” as we found ourselves surrounded by similar, taller peaks.

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Larra Jones, photographer.

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