The Walk of Life
Day 5 - On the way to Banff
August 28, 1998
Yoho N.P. - Lake Louise - Banff
was a short ride from Yoho to Lake Louise. Lake Louise is an extremely
touristy place. Once you see the hotel at the lake you know why. It's a
palace. After enjoying the calm view to the lake from the hectic yard of
the hotel and listening to a Swiss Bavarian Alpenhorn player we started
for today's hike.
took us about an hour to get up to the famous chalet. Some of us drank
a tea or even ate a soup. The others just relaxed, looked around (like
real tourists do) and took pictures among the many Japanese and Europeans.
The way back down first opens to the moraines in the valley which prove
that it can't be too long ago that the glacier was much larger. A bit later
one gets to see the hills on the opposite side of Lake Louise village with
the slopes carved into the forest. That's where the World Cup skiing takes
First night on Tunnel Mountain Camp Ground
a short Banff sight seeing tour by van and practicing some more turns we
arrived at the tents only area of our camp ground. Although it was bear
country we were told that we can leave our food in the shelters during
the day. That made live much easier (we thought). But there was not too
much time to stay. After refreshing and setting up tents for four nights
it was night out time. It was Marios birthday.
Day 6 - Calgary