Evening at Edith Cavell
This post was first published on September 28, 2015 on one of my older blogs. Decided to repost it here at Her Little Guilty Pleasures due to reasons that I mentioned in this post.
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.
All this while, I have been obsessing over Mount Edith Cavell from afar. And, alhamdulillah, I got a chance to go for a hiking trip to the base of the Mount Edith Cavell last summer. In case you are wondering, nope, I did not climb to the top of the Mount Edith Cavell. Mount Edith Cavell hike is for the professionals. I am far from professional. I only went to the base :)
The road up the base was crazy because it was zigzagged. Few girls had carsick, so we had to stop few times. I felt so bad for them but I can't do anything to them. Plus, I was busy calming myself down. 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 can't 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 going to have a heart attack.
Once we arrived, my reaction was like, "OMG! I can't believe this is happening! Dreams do come true, Farah. Dreams do come true! Subhanallah. Edith Cavell! I can't believe my eyes! Why are you so pretty?!"
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 really want to see Mount Edith Cavell in a good weather. And what made things worse was I went there with an empty stomach. Hence, 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 sincere advice to you, never ever go for hiking trip with an empty stomach!
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 spectacular even with the crappy weather. We did the easy trail to the Angel Glacier. We also did another trail which I can't recall the name. Pardon me as it has been almost 3 months since this trip happened.
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 to Angel Glacier we went. You have no idea how afraid I was when I passed over the closed trail. However, the feeling went out of the window as soon as I reached the Angel Glacier.
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 after 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 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 8:30 PM 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 spent there was fairly short. Why the heck I had so much emotions? Hahahaha.
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! :)