Day 7 Black Bears and Pikas

Trip Start Aug 25, 2010
Trip End Oct 18, 2010

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

It's a small world. We bumped into Will Rayner at the local bakery/cafe (no better than Tim Horton's). After a cranberry and orange scone, we tackled the Maligne Canyon. Much deeper and more impressive than the Mistaya Canyon.

We parted ways with Will while he went for his P Plates drivers test. After a quick lunch, we spent the afternoon exploring Mount Edith Cavell, named after a British nurse who helped wounded soldiers escape during WW1. Only after a short stroll we came upon the Angel and Cavell glaciers, an amazing sight. We continued our hike up to the Cavell Meadow, being greeted by chipmunks, pikas, squirrels and marmots along the way. Once we reached an altitude of 2000 meters we were walking through a beautiful meadow with wild flowers and snow!

By this stage Toby's cheeks were turning purple that we decided that it was time to head back down the mountain. But the wildlife didn't end there, our afternoon exploring was topped off by a sighting of a black bear!

Will joined us again for dinner proudly showing off his Provisional drivers licence, which caused for celebration, a night out at Earl's.

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