The rockie mountains
Trip Start Sep 02, 2008
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so, the 'rv', a monster v8 with the fuel efficiency of a lamborgini, i toggled through the telemetry on the way from the depot to the rockies to see a nice steady 12.8 mpg. however the adventure was great and the only way to tour the rockies with our bed in tow. it was surprisingly spacious, plenty of room for us to sit, eat and sleep when ever we felt like it. the rockies were impressive and as always i underestimated the immense size and the area that each mountain covered. i took two solo adventures of my own and learnt not to again. we eventually discovered some wildlife, some of which i caught on camera as shown below. the highlight of wildlife was hearing what could have been wolves on one of the deep wilderness campsites, it was scary enough at this site being the only ones there to know neither would have got sleep in a solo capacity
anyway....they are some shots of the wildlife we saw below. sorry for the lack of scenery shots, i have some of the best shots i've ever taken and will enjoy showing then off on our return, i am now intent on opening a gallery.
mum..... i climbed one of the smaller mountains, reached the summit at 5543 ft. 1690 m. but certainly makes scafell pike look small. was thinking of you and 'lou' on the way up and how you would enjoy it here, mountains, waterfalls, nice little towns etc. sure your saying you 'bloody idiot' for going off on my own expedition.
over to em....
Our 'adventure' in the campervan - known as Bessie, was truly amazing
Matts pictures are truly brilliant - I've taken a couple of lamen pics too!
Other 'best bits' - big horn sheep around the van when we woke up, visiting the hot springs - especially the natural 'Lussier Hot Springs'. Just us, a hot bath, river & snow covered trees.
The wow factor of Lake Louise wont be forgotten, the size of the glaciers, seeing bear prints in the snow on our trail!!!!, receiving a parking ticket and then getting it reversed (it's the English charm you know!), the shops in Banff & Jasper, the tiny village of Field - with one pub, one cafe and a population of 250, the bottle of red wine on our last saturday night and snuggling in the van. As I look back at my diary of the trip - it's almost as if every day was filled with a weeks worth of memories. The 'troupers' are indeed very lucky.
ps. I realise earmuffs probably haven't been in fashion since the early 80's but it was cold and they kept me warm!!