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Getting There, the backpacking saga continues
Yes, you will indeed need to suffer through a whole summer of backpacking and camping tales.
It’s a several hour drive to the Rockies, so our first glimpse of them is hugely rewarding after the rigours of the QE2 highway.
Taking the ring road around Calgary has decent scenery looking to the west. I’m not one for cityscapes and man made structures, but this bridge is really neat how it curves over the river valley.
So we finally get to the Trans Canada Hwy 1 and it’s a parking lot. We were in this traffic for almost an hour. Look, the mountains are right there! I just want to get there!
Finally we took a detour and there had been an accident. I don’t know what happened and I never heard about it. I hope everyone was okay.
Yay, we’re finally here and on our way to our campsite, something like 4.5 km up into Yoho Valley.
As you can tell, PJ is not super happy with the fit of his pack. I don’t know why we thought that ancient beast would work for him.
He also had a bruised ankle so eventually this happened:
Yes, Jeremy is carrying both his and PJ’s backpack. Combined total weight of approx 70lbs!
A cool part in the trail overlooking part of the river, and the smooth rocks carved out on either side.
We made it!