We weren't able to make the group trip, so we made our own mini little trip. Chris and
Warren would kayak, while Sandy and Elaine would try whitewater canoeing and
mountain biking. Mike's trailer, as always, was just what the doctor ordered.
Just the 4 of us. Warren, Sandy, Elaine and
No trip to Banff is complete with the mountain goats
Car camping... buy your firewood, plastic wheelbarrow included
Chris and Warren were going to paddle kayaks, while Sandy and Elaine were convinced that they
were capable of taking a canoe down this same stretch. We started just below the technical section,
and floated/bounced down to the junction with Highway 40.
Chris was pumped for the kayaking.
Easy whitewater, Chris hangs around an eddy while...
Sandy (and Elaine) pause by hanging onto a bush.
Everyone survived the paddle, Chris celebrates with water?
The next day, Sandy and Elaine went mountain biking while Chris and Warren went paddling again.
At this point, the cameras left the kayakers and stayed with the bikers.
Elaine poses near Kananaski Village
The scenery was awesome.
The amusement continued at camp. Elaine found an old clothesline attached to the trees, and
walking backwards stretching it our, she fell into one of the big cast iron fire pits, resulting in
large bruise on her backside. I have the photo, but not the heart to put on the web for public
Chris provided more entertainment on the last day, when he removed the fly from his tent, and
discovered why it had seemed so small. Look at the photo closely, and if you know anything
about tents you will understand.
Chris and his droopy, small tent!
Excitement at Camp! Sandy applies makeup and Warren reads!
Neatly arranged gear, ready to be loaded into the Pathfinder. Elaine's Folly, the firepit is also in
evidence, none the worse for the abuse it suffered.
On the way out, we arranged to drive up to, and take a short hike. We hiked into a neat little
Warren and Chris climbed around under the falls.
This was actually more exciting than it looked. There was a substantial drop. It was slippery and
wet. There was still snow on the ground. It was NOISY and the ground shook. I loved it!
On the way back, Chris did the compulsory (for gymnasts) handstand. Not a good example, but
the only one from this trip!