The Banff Centre
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... on, clambering now up and over glacial carved cliffs, zig zagging up towards our goal. We actually started to doubt it's existence. How could any one offer a catering facility in this remote place? We met a group of riders mounted on hefty steads carefully picking their way back along the route. At times their trail veered off across the shingle as the path we were on was too narrow for their ...
... Horse River has eroded through the granite.
We had lunch in Banff, unfortunately the rain had closed in, but Donkey still managed to find some new friends. From there we went up to the Gondola at Sulphur Mountain which is higher than Mt Kosciuszko. Donkey met a Bear friend not sure he would want to meet him in the wild :).
The Hotel is amazing but more on that tomorrow.
... around but have not spotted them.
Went to a couple of scenic lookouts and then spent the afternoon exploring the town.
It rained most of the afternoon so restricted our free time activities a bit.
For dinner we caught the local bus to town (2 seniors $2.00) to an Irish pub in Canada ???? Well it was good anyway.
PS fuel is actually in litres so just a about same as home.
Happy Birthday to our Josie ...
... garbage bags to fashion into rainwear. Once we were all kitted out we set off for the 4km upward hike to the top of Deception Pass.
Once again the children were amazing, encouraging each other and us, chatting and playing games as we ploughed on through the showers and getting increasingly cold as we reached the highest point of the walk.
We stopped so infrequently we found ...
... before finally completing its route a further 3km ahead at a spot called the Inkpots. This latter place was our intended final destination and we figured only a handful of the initial participants would actually make it there.
We set off armed with our trusty bear spray tucked into our backpacks and quickly reached Lower Falls in no time at all. The opening part of the walk comprised an elevated walkway that was built into ...