If you've been following my blog since last year, you should know that my favourite mountain in Jasper is Mount Edith Cavell. Mount Edith Cavell was one of the reasons why I went back to Jasper last summer.
I was stunned by this view
All this while I've been obsessing over Mount Edith Cavell from afar. And, alhamdulillah, I got a chance to go for a hiking trip to the base of Mount Edith Cavell last summer. In case you're wondering, nope, I did not climb the mountain. Mount Edith Cavell hike is for the professionals. I am far from professional. I only went to the base :)
Angel Glacier and Cavell Pond (I assume)
The road up to the base was crazy because it was zigzagged. Few girls had carsick. We had to stop few times. I felt bad for them but I cannot do anything to help them. Plus, I was busy calming myself. I was like an excited child while we were on our way to the base. I kept repeating, "Oh my god! I'm so excited! I cannot wait to see Edith Cavell from near. My dream will come true! Edith Cavell, wait for me." A lil bit dramatic, I know. My heart was beating too fast to the point I felt I was gonna have a heart attack.
Once we arrived, my reaction was like, "OMG! I cannot believe this is happening! Dreams do come true, Farah! Dreams do come true! Subhanallah. Edith Cavell! I cannot believe my eyes! Why are you so pretty?!"
Meadows at Mount Edith Cavell
It was cold, cloudy, and raining a lil bit when we arrived there. I was excited yet I was not really happy at first because I want to see Mount Edith Cavell in a good weather. And what made things worse was I went there with an empty stomach. So, I was a lil bit grumpy. I woke up so so late as I had a midnight shift the day before and I missed my dinner. My advice to you, never ever go for hiking trip with an empty stomach!
Trail to Angel Glacier
But nothing can ever go wrong in the beautiful place like Jasper. My mood totally changed after few minutes. The view was still super pretty and so spectacular even with the crappy weather. We did the easy trail to the Angel Glacier. We also did another trail which I cannot recall. Pardon me, it has been almost 3 months since this trip happened.
Angel Glacier at Mount Edith Cavell
The trail to Angel Glacier was actually closed by Parks Canada but our guides said, "It's okay! It does not look that dangerous. Let just go down to the Angel Glacier. It's gonna be such a waste of time if we did not get to be near to the Angel Glacier." So, down the Angel Glacier we went. You have no idea how afraid I was as I was kind of breaking a law by passing over the closed trail. But the afraid feeling went out the window as soon as I reached Angel Glacier.
The other trail that we did.
It was super cool as I can see the glacier closely. I also got a chance to touch those ices. We spent a good half an hour here before headed out to another trail. The trail that we went was fairly easy. We got to see the meadows and few animals on our way to the midpoint of the trail.
We did not finish the trail as we did not have enough time. We stopped at the midpoint because we have to be back at our van at 8:30PM. We reached the midpoint around 7:45ish and we needed at least half an hour to walk back to our van. I was pretty sad because I really wanted to stay longer.
We left the base at 8:30PM sharp. I was overwhelmed with different feelings when we left. Part of me was happy because I got to be closer to Mount Edith Cavell. But, there was another part of me that felt so sad as the time that I spend there was fairly short. Why the heck I had so much emotion? hahahahaha.
But, I am very sure about one thing. I love Edith Cavell and it has a very special place in my heart. So long, Edith Cavell. May I get a chance to see you again, insya Allah.