We came to Banff to spend some time with Sam. But we got much more than we expected in this wonderful town.
Joffre Lakes is a set of three glacier-fed lakes high in the Canadian Rocky Mountains between Whistler and Jasper. Today Liz and I decided to check them out.
While Liz and I spend a couple of weeks exploring Iceland, I decided to take some time to enjoy a few bike rides in this wonderful country.
“You have to swim through the gorge to complete the hike,” Eric explained.
Northbrook Gorge sounded like a fun experience. But how would I get through it without getting my hiking gear soaked?
“Let’s ride up the valley as far as we can,” I suggested to everyone before to our ride at Emu Creek.
The long narrow Emu Creek valley passes through some remote and rugged country, ending at “The Steamers” – a stunning mountain formation in hidden pocket of the Great Dividing Range.
I’ve never done a solo hike and camp-out before. Today I thought I’d see what it was like.
It’s easy to understand why this place is called the “Scenic Rim”. It’s stunning. Justin and I spent the day out here exploring new trails that might form part of a future social ride.
Today I walked a large 20km loop through the rural tracks around Walloon while Eric rode a larger 60km loop. We had no idea who would get back first.