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Eric Sysoev
Eric Sysoev

Don't Waste Your Time In The Canadian Rockies

+1 for Patton and Robinson, not only for price but also comprehensiveness. I don't always agree with the Copeland's assessments on hikes that are a "waste" of time, but it's basically the cost of their guide that puts me off.

Don't Waste Your Time in the Canadian Rockies

Some places in (ta && ta.queueForLoad ? ta.queueForLoad : function(f, g)document.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', f);)(function()ta.trackEventOnPage('postLinkInline', 'impression', 'postLinks-96606311', '');, 'log_autolink_impression');Banff and Jasper National Parks are "better" in terms of hiking because you start out at a higher elevation, and therefore spend less time working your way uphill to get near or above treeline, and the more open subalpine and alpine areas. There are lots of hikes near the Banff and Jasper townsites, but these are low elevation hikes. Lake Louise and Moraine Lake and the southern portion of the Icefields Parkway are the higher elevation trailheads in Banff NP. Lake O'Hara is THE place for Yoho NP - IF you can get seats on the shuttle bus. (Details on the YNP website - the online reservation system opens at 8 am on April 20th, and the season's seats are gone about three minutes later.) YNP also has trail heads to good high elevation hikes at Emerald Lake and Takakkaw Falls.

Wondering how to plan your trip to the Canadian Rockies? Feeling a bit overwhelmed and don't know where to start from? Planning a low budget backpacking trip, camping, road tripping, or are you looking for a bit more luxurious and comfortable way of travelling through the Canadian Rockies?

If you are planning multi-day backpacking trips in the Rockies, in two weeks you will have time for those as well. Although if you are planning couple of backpacking trips, I would recommend to extend your stay for at least three weeks.

If you don't care much about the budget then might will be your resource #1 - here you will find all types of accommodation from hostels to luxurious lodges with outdoor hot tubs and stunning views.

Here is the list of some of my favourite places but be sure there is much much more and you can always do your own research. Or you can buy Canadian Rockies Trail Guide because it's a real gem (I don't have a data plan in my phone so this book is my Google)

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BARLOW: Well, it's interesting because we don't take very good care of our water. We're absolutely terrible water abusers, both in our lack of conservation and of course our pollution of our water. Nevertheless, we have great pride in saying it's our water to pollute if we want to. (Laughs) So, I openly and up front admit the hypocrisy. But there is something about water that's part of our history, part of our -- our soul, if you will. Part of what we consider to be essentially Canadian. And I think the notion that Americans can waste it, can build in the desert where there isn't any water because heck, they can take us for granted and we've got lots. And it's that being taken for granted, I think, that really rubs Canadians the wrong way.

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SMITCH: We need the federal government once in a while to come in when local political will simply can't take the pressure to do the right thing on behalf of public resources. We have had these problems before us for the last 20 years. We know we don't have enough clean water. We know we don't have enough water in this state for fish and people at the same time. However, if it weren't for the Endangered Species Act, we would not be addressing these issues. And that's the only reason we have a chance. If it weren't for that law, we would all sit here continuing to quack about the problems with salmon, and they would wink out.

We recently went on a trip to Africa. Plane one: we booked a private plane from Jettly, that flight took around three hours to get us to New York. Plane two: fourteen hours to Dubai. Plane three: ten hours to Johannesburg. This does not include the waiting times between planes. We all hoped to get some sleep, but it is not easy to sleep when your body says that it is daytime. Victor decided that for the last flight, the ten hours to Johannesburg, he would insure his rest by taking a sleeping pill. Victor had never taken a sleeping pill before, in fact, he rarely takes any medication except the very little prescribed by his doctor.


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