S: Our Trip To Alberta
BC: www.pasttopresentimaging.com | Landscape Artistry A photographic portfolio by Laurie Purcell
FC: Our Trip To Alberta | A photographic memory by Felicia Finkle
1: Our Family trip was taken from June,24,2011-July,8,2011 We drove both ways in Dads Nissan King Cab A little cramped but a trip of a life time!
2: We began our journey and left Victoria at 5:00pm 06/24/11
3: Over the bridge we go...!!!
4: Harrison Hot Springs, Sasquatch Provencial Park
5: By the end of the first day we made it to Harrison Hot Springs. We stayed the night at Sasquatch Provencial Park. As we started to set the tents up it began to pour. 06/25/11
6: Going through Hope 06/25/11
7: ah oh we are headed right into avalanche areas
8: On our way to Cache Creek we drove beside the Fraser River and went through 7 tunnels
9: We then stopped in Cache Creek to refuel and restock on food. 06/25/11
10: We chased a Train on our way to the 100 Mile House
12: I really liked the formation of this rock | This rock slide happened just before we got here. We were almost to ClearWater where are the tunnels now??!!
13: We decided to stop in Clear Water and camp over night. We stayed at the Dutch Lake Motel and Campground. They offered free showers Yay!
14: On our way to Jasper we stopped on the side of the road for lunch. While Danny explored the little creek and tried to pan for gold, Sven made burgers. he ended up burning the burger and the hair on his arm! Oh and no Danny did not strike it rich
15: We finally made it to Jasper National Park at 5:44pm. That was a long day. We had to pay almost $20.00 just to get in! | The city of Jasper was a sight to see itself. It was completley surounded by mountains it was gorgous.
16: Jasper National Park
17: I see now why they protect this great park now. It was beautiful. We got to see a bit of wildlife, a huge Elk and some Mountain Goats but I wasn't fast enough to get a picture of all the animals 06/26/11
18: We decided to camp at Pocahontas Campground that is just inside Alberta | We had free wood available to us | And yes lots of bears around it actually scared me that night | Once we were all settled we decided to take a trip up to the Miette Hot Springs at 9:30 at night. We were like punes by 10:45 and I almost passed out
20: We ventured up to find the source. The very first building that was built to contain the hot water was erected in 1913. We stood ontop of the very thick and dense building that was withered away by the sulphuric water
55: About the Photographer Laurie Purcell was born in 1962 in Grand Junction, Colorado. She has lived there her whole life. From a very early age, she was camping and riding motorcycles and loving the outdoors. She is married with 5 children and 7 grandchildren. Laurie and her husband spend most of their time camping and riding quads in the mountains which enables Laurie to pursue her love of nature through photography. With the beauty of the Rocky Mountains literally at her doorstep, Laurie frequently rides to remote lakes or up high peaks to capture the unparalleled beauty of the mountains and streams. All of the images in this book are available for purchase as fine art prints. To learn more about Laurie and her photography, visit her Web site at www.pasttopresentimaging.com