Friday, September 28, 2012

Canadian Vacation–Post 3

On the 12th of September, the next day after my last post, we hiked from our campground a short distance to Silverton Falls, then circled back and hiked up to Rockbound Lake, an eight kilometer hike that was fairly steep until the last half mile, which turned very steep. The payoff, though, was a stunning place to eat our lunch and enjoy the view.

Silverton Falls

Silverton Falls


RLT 12

Tower Lake, which is just 1/2 mile below Rockbound Lake


RLT 24

Rockbound Lake

RLT 17


The next day we drove to Lake Louise, an extremely popular lake with easy access and, as a result, a huge resort and hundreds of people. Lake Louise is truly beautiful, but we hiked up to Lake Agnes and both Ben and I liked Agnes much better than Louise. The hike was steep and fairly intense, but well worth the time, energy and sweat spent to get there. We stopped there long enough to have a tea latte in the tea house of Lake Agnes. After the hike we drove to Moraine Lake and then set up camp at Kicking Horse Campground in Yoho National Park, British Columbia. It was a wonderful campsite with a great deal of history, being the original campsite of railroad workers when they first put the railroad in.


LL 6

Lake Louise


Lake Agnes Trail

On the Trail to Lake Agnes


LA 4

Lake Agnes


ML 2

Moraine Lake


By this time we had been in Canada for five full days and were feeling a sort of glee as though we still had a lot of time to hike and see many more mountains. The following day, however, we had been away from home for an entire week and were beginning to feel a panicky sense of having to leave much too soon.

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