Improvement District No. 9

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  • Day31


    September 29, 2017 in Canada ⋅ ☀️ 10 °C

    Skoki Lodge is located in Banff National Park backcountry, a 12 km walk from the nearest road. There is a main lodge and several cabins, the first built in the early 1930's. They are still being used today. There is no running water, no electricity, no cell or wifi. Prince William and Kate helicoptered in and stayed for a few days on their honeymoon (a special bathroom with running water and a toilet were installed, then removed after their visit).

    Tarjei and I hiked in to stay for 2 days with Jill and Charlotte (two of my med school buddies), and Jill's husband Allistair.

    We were lucky to have bright sun and warm days. It froze at night but we were snug in our cabin under warm duvets. The hiking was astonishingly beautiful. The larches turned mountainsides into gold. Tiny mountain lakes were icy cold -- some of us took a very brief dip which was shocking and energizing. The food was fabulous and abundant.

    We laughed so much, argued about politics and wines and whether "larches" and "tamaracks" are the same things (no Mr. Google to check with), and discussed medical practice and retirement and our children.

    Now it is 5 AM. Someone is snoring quietly in the other corner of the cabin. I have just been outside and the sky is filled with stars.

    Today we hike out, pick up the dogs at the kennel, and drive to Vernon for my 40th anniversary med school reunion.
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  • Day3

    Peyto Lake, Banff National Park

    August 22, 2017 in Canada ⋅ 🌙 9 °C

    We all woke up early to meet Nick and Jen for breakfast at Tim Horton's before heading out to our next destination, Jasper. Breakfast was great as we all shared stories of our trip so far. We left around 10am as we had a long drive ahead of us,

    Along the drive we stopped at the spiral tunnels again, but sadly no train was seen yet again. There is no set train schedule here, so one is very fortunate if you do actually manage to see the train.

    We stopped along the highway for a variety of scenic views before our biggest hike of the day, Peyto Lake.

    The beauty of Peyto lake cannot be described, and the pictures to do not do it justice. These pictures are not enhanced!

    We hiked up the heavily trafficked area to the main point, before heading to a harder trail, with few people on it. This trail led to the most spectacular views of the lake and the glacier that sits behind it. None of us wanted to leave, but we needed to get back out on the road.

    Next we stopped for lunch at the crossing pub which turned out to be the worst experience ever. The service was terrible and the dining expierince was the strangest ever. All of the entrees on the menu were not served, but rather you had to cook the food yourself! We decided we didn't want it cook so we opted for soup and salad, but the soup looked and tasted like canned soup! Clearly we didn't stick around long, and made our way back on the road,
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  • Day2


    August 21, 2017 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    After viewing the solar eclipse we then headed on over to our booked Ziplining Adventure which was about 30 minutes east of Golden. The tour includes three zips. The first one starts out fast but short, the next is slower but higher, before heading to the big finale. The last zip is 40 meters high and 500 meters long. The last zip provides amazing views of the valley as you fly over the Kicking Horse River...spectacular. To get up to this zip we had to climb a suspended bridge at a 45 degree angle all the way up. The guides here were so fun and apparently they loved us too as they invited us back for night zipping and drinks. Unfortunately we ran out of time to make it back, but boy that would've been fun.Read more

  • Day7

    Icefields Parkway

    June 16, 2016 in Canada ⋅ ☀️ 2 °C

    Heute ging es von Lake Louise über den berühmten Icefields Parkwal los Richtung Jasper. Immer wieder muss man am Straßenrand anhalten und die Weite, die kleinen Seen, die Flüsse, die Berge und Wälder bewundern.

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