Posts by Keng

Retired pharmaceutical scientist. Full-time RVing and traveling with my husband.

Hiking Asulkan Valley Trail to Asulkan Cabin

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.

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Parker Ridge Trail — Most reward for least effort

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.

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Hiking the Bugaboos — Dang steep but totally worth it

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.

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