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... to do a hike recommended by our friend Jen, who we met back in Canmore.
What she didn't tell us was that this hike was deep in Grizzly Bear country - thanks for the heads up Jen!
So with bear spray at the ready and a big GULP as we passed the warning sign at the start of the trail, we all marched on looking confident but were actually hiding our ...
... first determined that they would have to tunnel through a very large mountain, but later resurveyed and determined that they could go around the mountain. However, the locals had already begun calling the mountain Tunnel Mountain, so the name stuck. Along the way, we spotted a couple of elk laying in among the trees. Near the end of the loop, we came upon a turn out called "surprise point", where there is a great view of the Banff Springs hotel, a view of the ...
... with its own hot tub and swimming pool. We arrived at 4pm so a chance to explore local bars and restaurants.
Alan in our group has been suffering with a bad back all day - we blame it on his room mate Steve.
We get chatting to the owner of the hotel and he recommends going to the hot springs just up the road. I jump on the back of Stuart's super ten and we get into our cossys and wow just like having a bath and all fed ...
... Drove down and saw
the town of Banff, reminds me of Colorado, log storefronts and chalet like
buildings. Stopped in at the information center to find out where the best
hiking was, got a map and made a plan for the next day.
Kimmie has decided that the first hike will be a 13 mile one, (she is very ambitious.)
I did not want to squish her dreams so I said lets go, I forgot to tell you she
also picked a hike rated ...
... I knew that would have ruined his experience as he would have been stuck with me instead of going down the slopes he wanted to. I did miss him. I got to spend the day with Len and Leatha which was nice. We went out to Lake Louise which was frozen over but very pretty, we went into the Fairmount Chateau at Lake Louise and then jumped into the car and came back to Banff for lunch. We had burgers at the Rose and Crown and Len and I had a few drinks too. We then headed ...