Ranger Kathryn's Arches

June 29, 2013


From the Jasper Municipal Library (Alberta), I have just enough internet signal to put up a few pics of our camping trip so far. Stories shall have to wait for later; suffice to say the Canadian Rockies are a WONDERFUL place to explore!


  1. Nice pics. Nice couple. Reminds me of our trips in those areas. Great !! Enjoy the rest of your trip !

    Comment by Klaas Wijchman — June 29, 2013 @ 3:47 pm | Reply

  2. I love your posts. We are planning a trip to the Tetons and would like to camp at Jenny Lake. How difficult is it to secure a campsite in the summer? I noticed that most of the campsites do not provide for reservations. We will be there during the first and second weeks of August.
    Also, do you have a hike you would recommend? Some friends hiked up to Lake Solitude and took a ferry back across Jenny Lake.

    Comment by Dave M. — July 3, 2013 @ 12:00 pm | Reply

    • Dave, the Jenny Lake campground (tents only) fills every morning EARLY. It’s just 50 sites. What happens is that cars are arriving, driving through the campground, looking for anybody leaving their site by 1100 that day, and putting their own “paid” stub on the post for that site. First half of August is peak time, of course, so you’d have to be there early. There is a rustic BLM campground just outside Jackson, next to an elk refuge, that served to position us well for a prompt arrival at Jenny Lake! It’s called Curtis Canyon — but any nearby campground could be your night-before spot.

      Comment by Kathryn Burke — July 3, 2013 @ 9:24 pm | Reply

    • Forgot to comment on the hikes. Best to talk with a local ranger, as they know the area best. The more specific you can be in your request — e.g., “4 to 6 miles, less than 800 feet elevation change, little-traveled trail, lake or waterfall views, we’re carrying bear spray” — the better they can match you to a delightful trail! Happy travels!

      Comment by Kathryn Burke — July 5, 2013 @ 7:08 am | Reply

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