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Travel Blogs from Canmore
This morning we set off west on the Trans Canada Highway for the first time of many and headed to the picturesque town of Banff. A gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain was on the cards for 2 of us & Coconut! Dan found Starbucks at ground level and stayed with his feet on terra firma. The afternoon activity was a leisurely float down Bow River past the Hoodoos, no heights involved here.
... as in me!) settled on the gentler path, and the plan was just to go to the bridge at Spray River which was under construction, and then come back to the car from there.
No problem to start. And although not a lot to see, the sun was shining and the general slope of the trail was heading in the right direction... down! Stopped for a lite lunch along the way and then continued on until what ...
... up at lake Louise and had a bite to eat in the car park and then we were off again. Heading back towards Banff we took a more scenic route stopping at a couple of lookout points along the way. They were soooo pretty. Either looking over a river with a forest behind jet and mountains in the background or just at an abundance of snow capped mountains. The drive took a little longer but it was definitely worth it. When we got back to camp we all quickly got ready to go ...
... the hut a man used to stay in when needed - he would walk up each day to record the weather. We also chatted to a local who had memories of Nelson. He was the fifth person to highly recommend a smaller National Park, Waterton... We will see if we can fit it in but it might be a squeeze.
We walked over to the Upper Banff Hot Springs - the price seemed reasonable at $7 but the maximum time recommended in the 39 degree pools was only 10 minutes. We ...
... scary moment when a log truck came around a bend when we were fairly high up on a mountain. The scenery was again awesome.... Scott keeps saying around every bend the is another photo and there really is we could sit for days and look at the mountains.... The other day Kavan was in-charge of the music and he played ...
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