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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
Travel Blogs from Golden
... which is when we quickly ducked off onto the pavement and up a flight of stairs.
With absolutely no idea where they were going (the sign above the door was for a dentist surgery!) it all became clear at the top of the stairs.
We were in a cocktail bar called Bayside Lounge overlooking the bay and what would be the best firework seats in town!
With whoops and cheers of ...
... returned back downhill to the lake, we however fancied seeing something different, so I suggested following a different path, one that would take us up an even steeper ascent, with switchbacks and loose shale, until we reached the summit of the Beehive.
Up until the summit we had kind of been taking in the scenery, which was amazing, but probably spending more time getting our breath back, or looking down where we were walking to make sure we didn't trip. The views ...
... 2.2% gradient. Trains crashed frequently, so a better solution was needed. Enter a Swiss engineer who took tricks he'd learned from the Alps and applied them to the Canadian Rockies. He designed a figure-of-eight network of tunnels that took the trains on a much gentler gradient, but thus involved snaking around this hill, coming over and around itself as it goes. Because of the length of trains out here, the same train is visible ...
... quick observations: people love to camp out here. All the camp grounds are full, full, full, and there are many of them. People love to bike up and down the steep roads. Our Florida biking has not prepared us for these hills. Indians, people from India, are here in great numbers. We were surprised to see so many of them in Canadian parks. Prices are sky high; something about the law of supply and demand.
Rainer and Julie
Not a massively successful day. Started off with a drive along the Icefield Parkway, 'the most scenic drive in Canada'. Stopped off at various places for waterfalls/lakes etc. Very nice actually. Athabasca falls are pretty impressive, as are most of the stops we made along the Parkway. At the
Columbia icefield we started off on a hike up a ...