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You may enjoy my September 2012 blog: Sharing Experiences of Great Mystery, which describes the purpose of this wilderness log, photo-art gallery, and poetry corner. In Peace, Bob

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Paying Respects to Mount Edith Cavell

11,000' Mount Edith Cavell, located in Jasper National Park, was named in 1916 for an English nurse executed by the Germans in World War I for helping allied soldiers escape from occupied Belgium to the Netherlands. The hanging Angel Glacier spills almost 1,000' over a cliff on the north face.

A drive up a curvy road and a short walk on a paved trail takes you amazingly close to a very impressive peak. Though not a particularly high mountain I was reminded of the awe I felt in 1978 when I hiked between Annapurna (26,545') and Dhaulagiri (26,795') in the Kali Gandaki Gorge of the Nepalese Himalaya.

Find the pika or "Little Chief Hare"


 Happy Trails to You! Peace, Bob