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James playing with Jenn.James playing with Jenn.James brought some rocks to Jenn, and when she rubbed them in her hands James thought the sounds they made were fun!
Camping at Wabasso Campground
Jasper National Park
August 21- 23, 2015

For Jenn and Shawn's sixth wedding anniversary, we packed up the family and drove out to Jasper for a camping and hiking weekend. We set up camp at the Wabasso Campground on Highway 93A (Between the Edith Cavell Road and Athabasca Falls).

When we arrived on Friday night, there was snow down to about 1500m elevation - which is somewhat unusual for the middle of August! The temperature even got below freezing on Friday night, and when we got up for breakfast there was ice on the picnic table! However, both Saturday and Sunday turned out to be warm, clear days - perfect for hiking in the mountains!

We had a great time hanging out around camp. James was excited to sleep in the tent again, and he had a great time exploring the area around the campsite. We spent some time hiking and hanging out at a few areas around Jasper, and also spent some time in the townsite.

Saturday we hiked up part of the Watchtower Trail near Medicine Lake, where a huge forest fire burned much of the forest in June and July 2015 (www.shawnbenbow.ca/watchtower2015). We also visited Medicine Lake (www.shawnbenbow.ca/medicinelake2015) and Maligne Canyon (www.shawnbenbow.ca/malignecanyon2015) on the way back to the campground from the Watchtower Trail.

On Sunday we visited Athabasca Falls (www.shawnbenbow.ca/athabascafalls2015), McKibbon Island at Pyramid Lake (www.shawnbenbow.ca/pyramid2015), and then checked out the Ewan Moberly Homestead (www.shawnbenbow.ca/moberlyhomestead).
When we woke up in the morning the water was frozen on the picnic table.James waiting for Shawn to make breakfast.Breakfast on Saturday morning was eggs, toast, and bacon.Our car at the entrance to the large campsite.Our very large tent fit comfortably in the campsite.Our very large tent fit comfortably in the campsite.James sitting in his high chair, waiting for breakfast to cook.Shawn finishing up breakfast.Yummy Bacon.James eating his breakfast.James eating his breakfast.Jenn eating breakfast.Shawn eating breakfast.After breakfast, James climbed into the car.After breakfast, James climbed into the car.James thought it was fun to pretend to drive the car and operate the GPS.James thought it was fun to pretend to drive the car and operate the GPS.James and Jenn with Jasper the Bear.James and Jenn with Jasper the Bear.James and Jenn with Jasper the Bear.