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British Columbia Trip - July 2018
« on: July 13, 2018, 09:12:36 pm »
I just got back from a wonderful trip to British Columbia (and Alberta, if you want to be technical ;) ).

I left on July 2nd with Terry (banjoboy), a friend I met years ago on the NT-Owners forum.  Our route took us across the North Cascades Highway to Oroville, Washington.  We spent a night there and then headed north to Revelstoke, British Columbia.  Last summer, I came back from a rally in Spearfish, SD and passed through Banff and Revelstoke...and saw nothing.  Literally.  The smoke from the forest fires was so thick, and the smell was everywhere.  This year...beautiful and I got to see what the excitement of this area was all about.

Just a couple pictures...

Natural Bridge on the way to Revelstoke



The Natural Bridge




I thought this mountain was just phenomenal.  As you come into Canmore, it is on the right side and appears like a jagged knife edged peak.  In my mind, it seems like the continental drift just pushed this mass of stone up in the air.


From our room in Canmore (outside of Banff).


Lake Louise


We took a hike around one side of Lake Louise.  I really liked the contrast of colours here.


Moraine Lake




On the Icefields Parkway between Banff and Jasper.



One of the things that kept coming back to Terry and I, was just how massive everything is.  Until you've been there and seen it for yourself, you just can't imagine the size of these mountains.  Massive is the only word I can think of.



Athabasca Glacier


If you can look closely, you'll see some people walking on the glacier.  Look further to the left, and there's a dark spot.  That's a tour bus.


Our "room" in Jasper.


The view from our cabin.










On the way to Squamish


From our rooms in Squamish





I kept thinking you could say that once you've seen one mountain or lake, you've seen them all.  But it just isn't so.  Every time we stopped to look upon Creation out there, I was so overwhelmed with what was there...and how blessed I was to be seeing it.

For the most part, we had wide open twisty roads with little traffic.  When we came upon an RV, the GT made it very easy to make passing it short work.

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Re: British Columbia Trip - July 2018
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2018, 11:28:08 pm »
Beautiful pictures- thanks for sharing.

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Re: British Columbia Trip - July 2018
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2018, 11:42:47 pm »
 Chris. Thanks for the pics. It has been a number of years since my tour there.

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Re: British Columbia Trip - July 2018
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2018, 12:19:10 am »
I spent over a month there last year. Awesome, awesome place.

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Re: British Columbia Trip - July 2018
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2018, 01:11:45 am »
VEry nice....have been there many times on 2 and 4 wheels. Great shots.
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Re: British Columbia Trip - July 2018
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2018, 03:27:16 am »
I used to ride through that every year. Going to get back to that. It’s the most beautiful scenery you can imagine. I believe those mountains you saw outside of Canmore were formed by a receding glacier like in the ice fields.

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Re: British Columbia Trip - July 2018
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2018, 04:51:30 am »
Nice trip; thanks for making the effort to post the photos/trip report!
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Re: British Columbia Trip - July 2018
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2018, 12:20:40 pm »
Nice Chris absolutely stunning!
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Re: British Columbia Trip - July 2018
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2018, 10:08:20 pm »
Beautiful.  What's the name of the place you stayed in Jasper?  I'm heading that way in a week.

Thanks.

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Re: British Columbia Trip - July 2018
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2018, 01:43:28 am »
Spectacular views!
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