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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!


7 responses to “Getting There, the backpacking saga continues

  1. Sarah Knight July 10, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Ooh, I hope there are gonna be s’mores : )

    • 42things July 10, 2011 at 3:53 pm

      actually, no 😦 there were no campfires where we went, only backpacking stoves allowed. I guess the bears like to dig around in cold ashes or something.

      • melissa July 10, 2011 at 6:26 pm

        you guys are hardcore our kids can not even walk around the block little own hike to a campsite !
        Epic !

      • 42things July 10, 2011 at 6:28 pm

        it def. gets better each time we go 🙂 it’s good for me and J too… look at that belly on him!

  2. Louise Holwerda July 10, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Kate carrying the backpack looks like a pro… she is Happy!! so awesome!!

  3. Charlotte July 10, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Oh, this is GREAT! Looks like so much fun and something we would really enjoy! Can’t wait to read more!

  4. Kim @justByou July 11, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Looks like it was a great trip! Thanks for sharing. =)

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