Take a rest while hiking

Hiking up a mountainside is no easy feat. Often times you won’t be able to do it without taking a few short breaks. Just remember that it’s no race to the top, so whenever you need to stop and take a breather, do it!

Nikon D800, 1/160 sec., f/7.1, ISO 100, 200mm
Nikon D800, 1/160 sec., f/7.1, ISO 100, 200mm

The hike up the mountainside at Old Fort Point in Jasper National Park is a relatively short one. But with a very steep incline within a very short distance, the climb up can be tough. This group of people shown above did just that. They were standing on the first plateau that you reach on the hike. Although this plateau gives you an amazing panorama of the park, you can go up just a little further to where I’m standing, to get an even higher vantage point of the entire area. It truly is a magnificent view of Jasper National Park that I came up here for both a sunset and a sunrise.

Should you be hiking to higher elevations (more than 3000m above sea-level) where oxygen may be thin, a periodic rest is even more paramount and should not be ignored.

Rest assured that once you reach the top though, you’ll be rewarded with some of the most spectacular views you’ve ever seen.

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