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Garibaldi


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I joined backpacker friend Dan Fritts (AKA Alabama Dan) for the Canadian portion of his American Expedition, backpacking, hiking, and camping from Vancouver to Calgary on a 2 week adventure.

Blog - Hiking Home From Vancouver

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Wells-Gray


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Our next major stop of note was Wells Gray Provincial Park, AKA Land of Waterfalls. Though we only scratched the surface of the park, it was plainly beautiful, remote, and a lot more rolling then the rest of our stops.

Blog - Hiking Home From Vancouver

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Mt Robson


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Our third major stop on the Canadian Expedition, Mt. Robson was also one of my favourites. We had stunning views of the Rockies' Tallest Mountain, hiked in to Berg Lake, got soaked in some amazing waterfalls, and gained enough elevation to give us a healthy perspective on the park. And a healthy appetite.

Blog - Mt Robson Revealed

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Jasper


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Although it might not be obvious in the photos, Jasper was one of our biggest stops on the Canadian Expedition. Although we were chased by thunderstorms and plagued by invisible lakes, it was also the first bear sighting and home to some amazing scenery.

Blog - Jasper: Summer Gold

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Icefields Parkway


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The drive from Jasper to Banff along the icefields parkway in considered to be among the most beautiful in the world and after having done many hours in many locales across the globe, I can vouch for this.

Blog - Lakes, Ice, Mountains, and Glaciers

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Lake Louise


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While everyone talks of Banff, some of the more rewarding hikes were in the vicinity of Lake Louise, not to mention several of the most beautiful lakes in the country. Dan and I spent a few days hiking and, of course, photographing here before heading to Yoho.

Blog - Lakes, Ice, Mountains, and Glaciers

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Yoho and Banff


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A little backtrack into BC for a beautiful hike known as the Iceline Trail, a stop at Emerald Lake, the Spiral Tunnels, and an attempt to triangulate the existence of fossil fields without a guide.

Blog - Yoho Ho and a Bottle at Home

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Random files - Canadian Expedition
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More Waterfall6 viewsHere it is again, maybe a little over-exposed.
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Looking Away7 viewsStaring into the sun.
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Top of the Pass - Some 3000 ft up in glacier territory, it sure got chilly.8 viewsSome 3000 ft up in glacier territory, it sure got chilly.
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Towering Rockies20 viewsThere are many reasons this is considered one of the top 10 drives in the world. This is just one.
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Hector Lake7 viewsThe next lake on the way down from Peyto towards Lake Louise.

Photo by Dan Fritts.
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Small Falls13 viewsJust upstream from where we were going to camp that night, at Berg Lake. Instead we hiked up Mumm's Loop and all the way back to Whitehorn.
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Blackbear Cub12 viewsThis young black bear surveys the summer's berry pickings.
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Dynamite Glacier21 viewsLooking at Garibaldi in awe.

Last additions - Canadian Expedition
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Grassland Lake - More like home10 viewsMore like homeOct 27, 2009
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Elk - This guy's got his antlers starting.11 viewsThis guy's got his antlers starting.Oct 27, 2009
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She Elk - Wandering not too far away and right around our campsite in Banff.13 viewsWandering not too far away and right around our campsite in Banff.Oct 27, 2009
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Day 14: Bow River Reflections - Our last day took us on a rather unadventurous walk along the Bow River towards Sundance Canyon.14 viewsOur last day took us on a rather unadventurous walk along the Bow River towards Sundance Canyon.Oct 27, 2009
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The End11 viewsAnd so ends the Canadian portion of Alabama Dan's American expedition. We sat around Cascade Pond for a few hours, drove to Calgary, had dinner, and I waited in the airport lounge for my 10:00 flight while Dan drove south to the border.Oct 27, 2009
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Sundance Canyon - Without a doubt the highlight of this walk.13 viewsWithout a doubt the highlight of this walk.Oct 27, 2009
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Laughing Falls - Dan captured what I think is the best photo of this waterfall.

Photo by Dan Fritts.
14 viewsDan captured what I think is the best photo of this waterfall.

Photo by Dan Fritts.
Oct 27, 2009
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Crossing the River - Where a little ways down it plummets into the valley like Takakkaw in the distance.8 viewsWhere a little ways down it plummets into the valley like Takakkaw in the distance.Oct 27, 2009