HI-Mosquito Creek Wilderness Hostel
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... were we , the path started to become steeper however the benefit of this was that scenery got better and the mist had completely lifted and we could see glaciers of the distance. We couldn't believe it that the track was getting steeper , however it was well sign posted and the arrows keep on pointing to the tea house. We had left the crowds well behind us and we were wondering wether we should have employed some Sherpas as we were above the tree line and we were ...
... as souvenirs in shops. It was a quaint and colourful little town in the shadow of the towering Rocky Mountains and we wandered through, Cilla and I stopping in a souvenir shop for...well, quite a while.... and Benand Courtney patiently waited for us outside in the sun! Thankyou guys! It was a bright sunny day and we decided it was time to move on.
Back into the car for a drive up into the mountains, firstly stopped at a lookout where the city of Banff ...
... from.....our posh pup!The 5minute gondola were pretty fun to ride up on; Lenny loved the views and sat right up on the seat next to Rob with his snout out the tiny window taking it all in. At the top, there was a 1km long board walk that jutted out at many view points, all with benches to sit and ponder life upon. It continued to the peak of Sulphur Mountain where there was a 360 degree view of mountains, the town of Banff. The wooden railings were graffitied in visitors names and ...
... become very muddy and slippery.
Back at the hostel we cooked our first curry of the trip, not easy in a hostel kitchen without access to all the extra bits we’d have at home. The pressure was on too as a trio of chefs travelling around Canada were also in the kitchen cooking up dishes at the same time - though we did get to sample their delicious cuisine. Needless to say the curry was fantastic and was well deserved after our walk.
Sunny with ...
We set off in a trail of six people/horses and our guide and started to ascend the mountain up through the forest trails. Absolutely beautiful and such a peaceful way to see the area. Going up matt and I were up at the front just behind the guide and I was gradually gettign used to getting Ransom the have a trot and catch up when needed. It seemed whenever Ransom trotted, Scotty would follow, the guide said that they generally do what ever the horse butt in front of ...