20 Aug Banff National Park (Alberta Canada), July 2018 (Teaser)
I just got back last month from a truly incredible trip to Banff. My buddy Mike and I flew into Calgary, then took the Airporter bus from the Calgary Airport into Banff, where we bought the last things we needed (one more park pass, bear spray, and fuel cells for the stove), and then we headed up into the backcountry.
The short version is that it was beautiful. We had excellent weather for the most part, and the scenery was as stunning as billed. Bummers: mosquitoes, poor trail maintenance, mosquitoes, no trail maintenance, and mosquitoes. We did a fair amount of bushwhacking on this trip, both because the trail was indistinguishable and nonexistent in some stretches, and because of one raging river crossing, which was impassable. More about that in the video to come.
A more exhaustive trip review will be posted in the coming weeks, but for now I thought it would be nice to go ahead and post some of the photos from that trip. When the full write-up (and video) is posted, with our itinerary and details about how we hiked (and bushwhacked) our way through, a notice will be posted on Facebook, so be sure you’re following Hike Logistics on Facebook if you want those updates.
In the meanwhile, go ahead and check out the rest of the photos from the trip, already posted in our Photo Gallery.