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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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Angel Glacier12 viewsAnd again I see a dragon swooping down. I now dub this glacier, Draco.
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Larch Valley Trail - Here we are, looking for bears.5 viewsHere we are, looking for bears.
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Heading up the Pass7 viewsEiffel Peak just over Dan's head.
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Upper Lakeside Trail9 viewsWe took the upper loop back to get some shots like this.
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Mountain Track15 viewsThrough the forests of BC and up and over a mountain into Garibaldi.
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No Wide Angle17 viewsA hole in the ice as seen at my camera's widest angle.
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Quick Swim10 viewsTo see a lake this stunning and not jump in, especially on a hot day and after a sweaty hike, would be criminal.
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Crowfoot Glacier2 viewsYou can see that the third toe of the foot for which this glacier was named has melted off.

Last additions - Canadian Expedition
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Grassland Lake - More like home10 viewsMore like homeOct 28, 2009
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Elk - This guy's got his antlers starting.10 viewsThis guy's got his antlers starting.Oct 28, 2009
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She Elk - Wandering not too far away and right around our campsite in Banff.10 viewsWandering not too far away and right around our campsite in Banff.Oct 28, 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.11 viewsOur last day took us on a rather unadventurous walk along the Bow River towards Sundance Canyon.Oct 28, 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 28, 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 28, 2009
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Laughing Falls - Dan captured what I think is the best photo of this waterfall.

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

Photo by Dan Fritts.
Oct 28, 2009
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Crossing the River - Where a little ways down it plummets into the valley like Takakkaw in the distance.6 viewsWhere a little ways down it plummets into the valley like Takakkaw in the distance.Oct 28, 2009