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Last night we stayed at jasper Youth Hostel in our boarding school style dorm. As soon as the lights came on this morning at 8am, the whole place came alive. It was like listening to a symphony of velcro, cords and zips whizzing back in forth. We lay in bed for a while but soon decided enough was enough and got up.
Whilst in Jasper we decided to splash out and booked into Bear Hill Lodge in the town. It is a collection of wood cabins surrounded by trees. It seems such luxury after hostelling for so long.
We headed up to two near by lakes, we stopped at Pyramid Lake to have our lunch and then did a short walk around Patricia Lake. Apparently this lake has an interesting nugget of history dating back to the second world war.
In the evening we walked into Jasper and had a beer or 2. During the course of the evening and older guy with cowboy hat and boots asked us our names, he said that he wrote songs and appeared to be writing one then. He thanked us and didn't say anything else, but you never know, they next big country and western hit could have our names in the lyrics!
We noticed a lot of games machines in the bar and one of them was based on the theme of hunting - shooting elk, moose etc.