07/14/19 – Saskatchewan River Crossing to Grande Prairie

Left the Crossing in 45 degrees and raining, what a start, but it got better. A bear and a heard of elk. The high temp for the day was 62, and it rained almost all day. Part of the adventure.

We are in between Banff and Jasper Parks and the scenery is all breath taking, and we did see some wildlife, and as I promised here are the pictures.

Just a short distance from the lodge we stopped to see this waterfall. Interesting, when I was here in 2011, Bad Bob and I stopped and took pictures of it.


Riding farther north we noticed cars parked on both sides of the road. We had to stop to see what was going on – a brown bear was enjoying a breakfast of berries. He/she wasn’t paying attention to the tourist with their cameras and phones capturing the moment; just munching away on the berries.

Brown Bear

It was still pretty cold and rainy so we stopped for a coffee and to warm up. Got back on the bikes and 5 miles later – cars parked on both sides of the road. This time it was a heard of elk, maybe 8 or 10 all together. My first shot was a young buck on the opposite side of the road.

Elk 1

Then I noticed movement right next to me and got this picture. She’s probably 20 feet away.

Elk 2

…and as we are leaving Jasper Park we came upon these mountain goats. They’re a little scruffy, but ready to have their picture made.

Mountain Goats

After all the excitement and pictures of the wildlife, we pressed on to Grande Prairie, Alberta. Hopefully, tomorrow I’ll be able to find a rear tire for my bike. I’ve got about three places to check.

The plan for tomorrow is get me a tire, and if time permits, ride on to Fort Nelson, BC.

Later, Bud…

Author: Bud Campbell

I consider myself an Adventure Motorcycle Traveler with over 50 years riding experience. Been to all four corners of North America, and always thinking about my next ride / adventure. I have a stable full of motorcycles and check the adds and forums regularly for another one; however, limited space keeps me in check, so I only have five right now. Just started a new adventure by buying a Sidecar rig. Man, (and ladies) this is totally different. So different I thought it needed a blog all to itself. Might have to change my handle from Lowrider Bud to Sidecar Bud. I'll let ya'll know how it goes. Later, Bud...

One thought on “07/14/19 – Saskatchewan River Crossing to Grande Prairie”

  1. Lenore loves the animal pictures! She hopes you see a pig next but I told her not to get her hopes up:) glad y’all are having a good time.


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