Monthly Archives: May 2015

Springtime hiking in Jasper

It may seem counterintuitive to head north for the earliest hiking in the Rockies, but Jasper’s Athabasca Valley is always the first to provide dry, snowfree trails and mild weather in May. Aside from being over 300 m (1,000 ft) lower in elevation than Banff, this section of the Rockies is less prone to those late-season, upslope snowfalls that always seem to plague the southern Front Ranges. As of this […]