Goat Mountain Lodge
Travel Blogs from Golden
... we had stayed a few days ago. We had a bit of a walk round the lake which, unlike last time, was absolutely mobbed because of the public holiday. We enjoyed an ice cream before getting back on the road. We dropped in to look at the old Lake Louise station and admire a couple of old carriages. Everywhere we went we saw signs warning about grizzlies in the area which was a bit alarming. We never saw any though, not a single one!
... we were quickly able to locate a point 50 yards or so to the right of the gate where previous visitors had created a makeshift passage by filling the trench with a set of logs. We looked it over and decided to give it a shot and all made through with no incident (see picture of Claudio to get a sense of it).
At this point, we observed that in addition to the road under the power lines there was also one directly opposite the gate that ...
... middle of nowhere which took 5 hours to get to and immediately Jack and Kyle went to a lake were a bald eagle came right close but we unfortunately did not have the camera. We dived straight in and something stroked jack's leg leading to him jumping out the water and shortly afterwards Jack and kyle heard and saw a massive splash in the water. When we got out the lake we ate some delicious smores and sausages on the camp fire. Leading to this, when ...
We set off early, heading East to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. As we reached the Trans-Canada highway the scenery exploded into deep green, pine tree laden mountains, with craggy tops and snow tips and dropped down into opaque opal green rivers yand lakes. Along the way we crossed over from the Pacific time zone to Mountain time. Cue confusion and comparing watches, clocks, phone etc. until we realized what was going on! Kicking Horse is ...
... not for the faint of heart. The spot is popular in the winter as a venue for snow-shoeing and cross-country skiing, though beware of the avalanche risk if you come.
While in the area, be sure to stop at the rather unusually shaped Natural Bridge, sculpted and undermined by the Kicking Horse River. Also, stop and take a look at the many switch tunnels, deeply carved into to the mountains to allow ...
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