On the road again…
Being back on the road was a bit of an adjustment for us. We went from a stationary home for a month to moving day to day and living a different lifestyle. Fortunately, we adjusted quite well and had an amazing time being back on the road again.
We headed East and stopped at Skimikim Lake the first night, from there we headed to Revelstoke. After talking to people in Revelstoke and using information from friends, we camped North of Revelstoke right on the lake. It was a cool spot down a narrow road that ended up giving us lots of things to do upon arrival. Paul found an old abandoned camper and decided to investigate. He wenched it out of its stuck position and explored the inside, just for fun! We spent the rest of the night exploring the area and having a nice fire on Lake Revelstoke.
The next day we hiked around on Mt. Revelstoke and found a trail full of tons of different mushrooms. We ended up foraging for mushrooms all over the forest as we explored the trail, it was a really fun hike.
From Revelstoke we drove through Glacier National Park of Canada, which was rainy and cloudy, so we kept on driving. Next we arrived in Golden, which was dry and wonderful! We camped at an amazing spot off a forest service road and enjoyed a relaxing night.
The next day we headed through Yoho National Park to Lake Louise in Banff National Park. We hiked in to Wapta Falls in Yoho and were plesantly surprised with an amazing waterfall! After seeing it from above, we wandered down to the base of the falls and explored the area down there. We scrambled up a slippery slope to stand in front of the falls and were soaked by the spray. All in all, the hike was way better than expected.
We headed to Lake Louise and popped in to see the lake, which was beautiful on a clear day. We drove down to check out Banff for the afternoon and had a beer and a snack before driving back. The drive was amazing! After we got back, we went to camp for the night, planning to hike the next day. When we got to the lake the next day, it was overcast and cold, but we headed out on our hike. The trail took us up to Lake Agnes and from there we hiked up the Beehive for a “view” over the area. Of course, the clouds blocked the view while we were up at the top, but it was still a great hike. As we came back down from the Beehive, the clouds began to lift and Lake Louise started to show its amazing turquoise color.
The next day we set out on the “Icefields Parkway” drive up through Jasper National Park. Paul was smart enough to keep checking the weather and time the drive for a nice clear day, and his efforts were rewarded. The parkway was filled with glaciers, mountains, snow, sun, lakes, and pure natural beauty! We took our time driving through the park and enjoying the Canadian Rockies. It was a long day, but every moment was memorable.
That night we camped North of Jasper at Edith Lake at a beautiful spot.
The next day, we explored the cute little town of Jasper before continuing our journey.
Our plan from there was to make our way North to the start of on the Alaska Highway in Dawson Creek.