Sunday September 11, 2016 I met up with a good buddy for a two day road trip. The great thing about my friend is that he readily joins me in carrying out half-formed plans. He has a motorcycle so the plan was to meet up in Drayton Valley, Alberta and ride our bikes to Jasper, Alberta. Then the next day south from Jasper to Rocky Mountain House via Highway 93 and 11. We would split up from there to go our separate ways home.
Sunday morning there was a bit of a drizzle with a high of nine degrees Celsius and windy. Water freezes at zero degrees. I asked and he said he was still game. It was cold, windy, with on and off rain with an ice crystal or two mixed in. It was like this all the way to Hinton. It is about seventy-five kilometres from Hinton to Jasper and the weather was nice and sunny. Still cold. Grab something to eat in Jasper and look for a hotel. Informed it is still high season and got quoted a few atrocious rates. If you are going to Jasper at any of the popular times book ahead. Back to Hinton which is just outside Jasper National Park and got a room for almost two thirds less.
At least the weather the next day was perfect without a cloud in the sky.