Veggie Voyagers

Couple travelled 30 states and 3 Canadian provinces between 7/07 and 5/08 running their 1987 Ford truck on straight veggie oil. The blog continues with a focus on the natural world and energy politics from a personal perspective

Monday, September 17, 2012

Magnificent Robson

 We're in Jasper after warm sunny days and chilly nights in McBride and Robson Park. We had great luck in meeting Seth MacDonald of Robson Valley Bio-diesel in Dunster, a one store wonder of a community. After buying some bio-diesel we took the backroad to Tete Jaune Cache and on into majestic Robson and picked up veggie oil at the cafe at the base of the mountain.
 We hiked the baby-steps (5-6 miles RT) to Kinney Lake (below.) From here the trail climbs steeply around Mt. Robson to Berg Lake and that's where I couldn't make it. Still, this was magical. Everyone else had gone down and we were alone as the chill deepened and the sun crept up the mountain.
 That night we found an elegant camping area and Michael processed the veggie oil from Seth the next day. This is my dawn shot of Robson and Resplendent as we woke to our first frost of the journey.
 I rushed outside to document the fine etching that melted back to another warm day.
It is amazing to have such warm sunny days so we won't take advantage of Jasper's allures. We rather go take advantage of the weather god's gifts. Please go back to our archives from five years ago (8/07) though-- when we thought Jasper was so far north!


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