July 23rd found us headed to Jasper NP. We got off to a rough start because one of us had lost the camper keys. Finally left without them, using the spare set. We stopped in Hinton for a fuel and grocery break, and went into price shock when Charlie picked up a six-pack of beer and was charged $15.00 for it. That’s right, $2.50 a bottle!!!
Charlie found the missing keys while I was in the grocery store, so we were quite relieved. We entered Jasper at 2:30 pm and headed for Whistlers Campground in the park for the next 5 nights. Our site was private, wooded, and had resident momma and baby elk in it most afternoons.