|Field, BC. Looking east towards Mt. Stephen.|
Being true to my word we only stopped at places that can be viewed in less than a 15 minute walk from the truck. Many were under 5 minutes.
Spiral Tunnels off Highway 1.
Kicking Horse River and Yoho River Confluence
Spiral Tunnels off Yoho Valley Road.
Field Visitor Centre
Tomorrow we move to Banff so today I let the boys sleep in. Usually I would get my work done online while the boys sleep in but because the system is offline for our yearly break all I could do was enjoy my coffee and read. I must admit, after 2 hours of that I was getting antsy.
|Just a bit chilly this morning. Feeling sorry for the tenters.|
|As I read and savour my coffee there is a steady exodus of rental motorhomes as they go out for a day of exploring.|
|Travelling west from Lake Louise towards Field we quickly see the Spiral Tunnels pull out.|
|The Spiral Tunnels - an engineering marvel.|
|Beautiful vistas on our way up.|
|Takakkaw Falls is about 900 feet high. The access path is fully paved and very easy. The website says it is a 15 minute walk but we were there in about 5 minutes. Feel the mist, hear the roar. The pictures are nothing compared to reality.|
|We even saw some very brave climbers waaaaaaaay up there.|
|This is a small pull-out on the Yoho Lake road. We stopped on our way back from the falls.|
|This was as good a shot as I could get. Lots of trees obstructing the view and no main pathway down - just some sketchy, steep goat trails. We took a pass.|
|There was a very long CP train waiting its turn to go east through the Spiral Tunnels. A perfect picture opportunity.|