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Travel Blogs from Kootenay National Park
Agnes Lake – what a hike! We left from the Chateau Lake Louise and climbed 385 metres straight up (3.5 km one way). Along the way, we passed Mirror Lake, which as its name states, is glassy smooth and the same turquoise green of all the other lakes in the area. As we finally emerged from the subalpine forest to the teahouse at …
Auch dicke Socken und mehrere Schichten Kleider konnten die Kälte vom improvisierten Doppelschlafsack abhalten. Gax schlief tiptop, Fränzi kam sich vor wie in der Arktis… Etwas verknittert und langsam aber sicher nach einem Morgenkaffee lechzend, fuhren wir nach Lake Louise und dieses Mal wirklich an den Lake und nicht nur ins Dorf. Dieselbe …
Day 10: May 26, 2012
Banff to Radium Hot Springs
Distance travelled – 168 kilometres
This morning we woke up after what we hoped would be our coldest night - -4 degrees. More ice on the tent, and a lot of fog. We packed up, showered, and made some nice eggs before hitting the road for Kootenay National Park.
We are truly in wild bear country.
Every campsite or roadside stop warns about how to deal with a bear you may have a chance encounter with (don't run !!) and not to leave any food out to attract bears. Rubbish bins (trash in Canada) have anti bear locks that require you to slip your fingers under a narrow latch to release a secret button …
We left the Okanagan Valley and made our way to the Kootenays on May 29th. The whole drive into the Kootenays was stunning, but for me the section along the valley travelling south toward Radium Hot Springs was incredible. The sun was setting a deep fiery red over mountains. It was reflected in the glassy water of the streams that criss-crossed …
Amenities good but noisy campers spoilt the night. Dry firewood available at a cost.
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