This is Part 2 of a two-part recap of our 2017 Canadian Rockies trip. If you missed Part 1, you can read it here.
This is the first of a two-part recap of our 2017 Canadian Rockies trip.
Asulkan Valley Trail, our last hike before heading back to Oregon, was the most strenuous hike we did in the two months we were in Canada. The increasingly steep trail took us above the deep valley floor to the Asulkan Cabin sitting atop a moraine of Asulkan Glacier. The hike provided a sense of accomplishment and a reminder of the privilege to have experienced this magical landscape.
Among many hiking trails along the Icefields Parkway (Alberta Hwy 93) between Banff and Jasper National Parks, Parker Ridge Trail probably provides the most rewarding views for the least effort. The only drawback is that it isn’t very close to either the town of Banff or Jasper.
We attempted the Spires Trail hike to Conrad Kain Hut in Bugaboo Provincial Park. Every reviews said it’s steep. They definitely weren’t kidding! We didn’t make it to the Hut. Although my knees were still sore two days later, I would do it again.