I’m surprised we ever came back to Ontario after an epic, epic (because one epic couldn’t do this place justice) week in Alberta exploring in and around Banff.
From the infamous Lake Louise, pictured above, to the summiting a mountain for the first time. I was filled with wonder, awe and got amazing exercise in daily.
After Mike and I left Camp Yoga near Canmore Alberta we headed west for the Rockies. We stopped in Canmore for some healthy lunch supplies for the week and then arrived in Banff after purchasing a week National Park pass at the gates. We found our accommodations at Banff Aspen Lodge and got settled before walking around the town. Our hotel was less than spectacular and highly overpriced for the size of the room we were given so nothing really to write home about but served as a great home base for adventures for the week.
Monday morning we decided to tackle Saddleback Pass & Fairview Mountain. It was one of my favourite hikes of the week. We started out early in the morning from the Lake Louise parking lot. We were able to snap an epic picture of the lake before it was surround by fog most other days that week and escape the piles of tourists flying out of tour buses up the path. For the first part of the hike there was several low clouds covering the mountain ranges opposite our hike. It made for some epic photos and I was fascinated to see the Larch trees for the first time. Apparently the only needle tree to actually change colour in the fall and we luckily were there during the change.