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Sep 12, 2013 - The Joy of Mid-week Hiking

We have been hearing about the Niles Meadows hike in Yoho from some friends for a few years. And when some other friends confirmed that it is a great hike, especially if you add a scramble to a col to the hike, we decided it was time to check it out. It was a beautiful, hot, September day with little wind and not a cloud in the sky, perfect weather for scrambling. Unfortunately we were a bit late getting started and it was noon before we left the trail head. The trail to Sherbrooke Lake is well maintained a quick 3km jaunt. We passed a...

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Sep 29, 2012 - Jasper to Yoho National Park

September 28,2012 During the night I awoke and looked up to a sky that was so black that the stars seemed to twinkle. This probably relates to the fact that Jasper is remote with minimal city light. (there are no roads to the north.) Trains seem to run all night! Dawn brought another beautiful, crisp morning. We needed to find WiFi and a place to have a conference call with our contractor. Had a WiFi false start at a breakfast place and ended up at the Visitor Center again. After a bit of lunch in the rig, we were off to Yoho National...

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Jun 16, 2011 - Yoho National Park

Nachdem wir bereits in freier Wildbahn einen (vor uns fluechtenden) Wolf sahen, besuchten wir das gut gemachte Aufzuchtcenter fuer die in kanada bedrohten Woelfe, deren zahl sehr gering ist. Woelfe gelten zu Unrecht fuer viele Landwirte hier als Plage, obwohl nachweislich 95& aller gerissenen Schafe,... durch wildernde haushunde statt findet. Daher sind Kanadas Woelfe vom Staat zum Abschuss freigegeben und die Schuetzen werden noch mit 300 CAD pro Wolf belohnt. Ja, wir schreiben das Jahr 2011... Im Yoho Nationalpark gabs nebst den...

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Jun 5, 2011 - Yoho National Park & More

Today we visited the beautiful town of Field, British Columbia in the Yoho National Park as well as the Natural Bridge (The Kicking Horse River carved a natural bridge through solid rock) and Emerald Lake. We are staying right in the middle of 6 National Parks. All of them have been amazing. Yoho National Park is located in the Canadian Rocky Mountains along the western slope of the Continental Divide in southeastern British Columbia. Yoho NP is bordered by Kootenay National Park on the southern side and Banff National Park on the eastern...

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May 21, 2011 - Yoho National Park

May 19, 2011 Boy, did the weatherman get the forecast wrong for today. Either that or we misread the forecast posted at the Visitor Center. I was all set for another day of sunshine. What we woke up to was a cold rain and it has been dreary all day. This was our day to investigate Yoho National Park so we went there right after a quick stop in Lake Louise Village to buy bread, make a couple phone calls, and check the weather forecast. Yoho National Park is celebrating its 125th birthday this year. Yoho is a Cree word meaning “awe”. It’s...

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Trip Journal

Scratchin' the Itch

Sep 12, 2009 - Perfect day

A quick trip back into British Columbia today as we drove to the Yoho National Park for the day. On the way we stopped at the Spiral Tunnels train track at Kicking Horse pass which is quite a feat of engineering. I was thinking about doing a train trip from Vancouver to Toronto but it was ridiculously expensive and I now feel I've managed to see a lot of the scenery I would have seen anyway. SO, on to Yoho National Park and the Takahhaw Waterfalls - apparently the highest in Canada (everywhere has a claim to something!) It was an...

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Aug 10, 2009 - Yoho National Park

Yoho National Park is a valley formed by the Kicking Horse River. The valley is surrounded by high peaks, many with glaciers. Here we took two hikes to waterfalls and one to beautiful Emerald Lake. This is a very accessible park and we wished we could have spent more time.

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Jul 24, 2008 - Exploring Yoho National Park

Having driven through the Yoho National Park yesterday we drove back into the park and explored some of the side roads. The first road we took was the Emerald Lake Road stopping firstly at the Natural Bridge. Here a natural rock bridges arches over the Kicking Horse River. Although not big as some of the natural bridges we have seen it is quite unusual in its shape. At the end of the road was the beautiful Emerald Lake. After sitting beside the lake for lunch we decided to hike the 5.2 km trail around the lake. It was a wonder walk which we...

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Sep 25, 2007 - Yoho Nat. Pk, BC

On a side trip to Yoho National Park we found the Spiral Tunnels built by the Canadian Pacific Railroad. The original track was laid at a 4.5% grade which was too steep and caused a lot of runaways. They built the tunnels at a grade of 2 %. From the view point you could watch the trains pass in front of you, enter a tunnel and make a 360 degree circle, exit the tunnel near where it entered but 48 meters lower in elevation. You could see the engines, rear of the train, and the tunnel entrance and exit all at the same time. We hiked to the...

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Sep 9, 2007 - Banff, AB - Yoho National Park

Today was a perfect day!! It was my birthday and I'm so thankful to God for all the blessings He has bestowed upon me: Joe, who is the absolute best, caring loving family, wonderful loyal friends, good health, and the desire, ability, and where-with-all to do the things we do every day as we travel around this great old world. It was a postcard-perfect weather day too; dry, bright, clear, and sunny, despite a light layer of frost on the Jeep windshield when Joe first went outside this morning. It got down to 30 degrees last night.......it's...

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Oct 10, 2006 - Yoho National Park, BC

Drove to Emerald Lake in Yoho National Park which sits on the border of BC and Alberta. A beautiful national park that is wonderfully quiet at this time of year with the distraction of nearby Banff. Hiked round the lake and up the Emerald Basin trail. Stopped in the avalanche ravaged basin for a picnic lunch of elk & turkey club sandwiches (despite his best efforts, the crazed Romanian hunter hadn't put us off game meat!). As we continued back on the trail we stopped to look at a chipmunk only to be a suprised by a moose that walked out of...

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Apr 23, 2006 - Skiing and test taking

Here we are in beautiful Lake Louise(pictures to follow in the future) spending the last two days and the next two days enjoying springtime skiing in the Canadian Rockies. This stop coincidentally matched the time for the children to take their 7th of 8 sets of tests for Calvert so we made a deal with them that we would stay here for 5 nights and ski during the day and have them study in the evening and complete their tests while here. Each day skiing has been open from 9am-4pm. The first day (sunday) the slopes were busier than today...it...

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