Jasper National Park: Sunset near Excelsior Creek

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On the Labour Day weekend, my son and I camped in Jasper.  I hadn’t been there in over a year and I was shocked to see a vast swath of burnt hillsides in Medicine Lake area of the Malign Valley.  Somehow I completely missed the Excelsior Wildfire that burned over a 1000 hectares between July 9th and 22nd, 2015.  We were looking for wildlife and enjoying the chaotic weather when the sun broke through to paint select trees amid the skeleton forest left behind as a stark reminder of the wildfire.

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  1. Pingback: Jasper National Park: Sunset near Excelsior Creek — Christopher Martin Photography | Le Bien-Etre au bout des Doigts

  2. Like the light paint effect very much.Yes, a shock to see when I first returned last year after the fire. Good news is the eagle returned to nest again this year and lots of new growth sprouting up.

    September 10, 2016 at 8:45 pm

  3. jmcdavidtelusnet

    Beauty even in devastation!

    September 10, 2016 at 3:22 pm

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