After breaking out of my little east coast city, in the little east coast province I originate from into the expansive dominion of Canada towards the Prairies and Rockies, one thing becomes evident, objects in front of you may be further away than they appear. This is evident when you are driving across the prairies and a car appears on the horizon, but you don’t end up passing it for another ten minutes. It is also evident when you are hiking in Jasper towards a peak or glacier and realize your eyes have been playing tricks on you, and the hike is much longer and more difficult than originally thought. . .BUT every step was worth it.