Making the hike looking old school with his Canadian flag and 90's backpack

Photos from the Skyline Trail in Jasper

This is just a short photo article with some pictures from Jasper National Park’s skyline trail.  This is likely the most popular multi-day hike in Jasper, if not all the Canadian Rockies.  The skyline trail is 45km long of which 25km are actually above the treeline.  I did the 3-day hike with the amazing people at Canadian Skyline Adventures, and if you’re planning on hiking in the area, I recommend you doing the same, they are awesome.

Anyways, here are the photos from the skyline trail and some quick captions below the images to help you guide them through.  In the next little while, I’ll also be posting an article on how to hike the skyline trail, so stay tuned for that.

Skyline Trail, Jasper, lake
The skyline trail starts at Maligne lake, then wanders down towards some smaller, rain fed lakes like this one.
bee, Skyline Trail, Jasper
A bee on a flower along the trail
The start of the alpine meadows on day one.
The start of the alpine meadows on day one.
Skyline Trail, Jasper, mountain
One the first day of the hike we pushed above the treeline for some fantastic views like this
Skyline Trail, Jasper, bird
Lots of little birds along the trail.

 

Skyline Trail, Jasper, mountain
One the first day of the hike we pushed above the treeline for some fantastic views like this
The start of the alpine meadows on day one.
The start of the alpine meadows on day one.
Skyline Trail, Jasper
Hikers in my group making their way down to the first campground we used on the skyline trail
Golden-Mantled squirrel, Skyline Trail, Jasper
A golden-mantled squirrel on the skyline trail
Skyline Trail, Jasper, sunset
The view from the trail at sunset near our campsite
Skyline Trail, Jasper
The second day of the hike starts with a couple climbs up to get above the treeline again
Skyline Trail, Jasper
hikers along the alpine meadows
guide, Skyline Trail, Jasper
Our guide from Canadian Skyline Adventures showing us where we’re headed
Skyline Trail, Jasper, creek
Last bits of water before the long push across the meadows
Skyline Trail, Jasper
Love this landscape. Almost like the mountain tundra.
my group heading towards the part of the trail known as the Curator just before the Knotch
my group heading towards the part of the trail known as the Curator just before the Knotch
Making the hike looking old school with his Canadian flag and 90's backpack
Making the hike looking old school with his Canadian flag and 90’s backpack
Marmot, Skyline Trail, Jasper
A marmot along the trail. They can be heard whistling everywhere you go on the trail.
lake, Skyline Trail, Jasper
Lake prior to “The Notch”
Skyline Trail, Jasper
Again, you’ve got to love these landscapes on day 2 of the hike!
Skyline Trail, Jasper
The town of Jasper down below one of the highest points of the skyline trail.
Skyline Trail, Jasper
Our guide looking out onto the view from above.
Skyline Trail, Jasper
Starting the trek back down towards civilization
stars, Skyline Trail, Jasper
I shot this image from my sleeping bag under the stars on the skyline trail.
Skyline Trail, Jasper
Last morning of the hike starts with this amazing view. Such a good trip!