Banff – Tunnel Mt Village I

Tonight we ended up in Tunnel Mt Village I for the night. No services (for services check out II instead of I, although it’s not much of a campground, more of a parking lot with trees, little privacy, but possibly a good jumping off point for day trips in the area)

We managed to get a nicer spot (or at least I think so, I’m not sure about dad yet), one of the more private ones, anyway. Not so private that I’d recommend wandering around the site naked, but nor would you get a view of a neighbour doing so.

Not a lot to do right at this campground, although we can walk over to the bus and go into Banff if we want — Not much to do there either, but we might try it anyway. We’ll probably give Two Jack Main a shot tomorrow. On the plus side, a boring-ish campsite means I’ll get caught up on work without staying up all night, so that part works out well.

Bought socks and eggs (for pancakes) at Safeway, but otherwise winging it on the food that we’ve got.

That’s about it for now.

Add two girls, shake vigorously

This morning my dad and I packed up the motorhome and moved to a new site. We got a great site the first couple days, but it was reserved for the weekend, so we took a less ideal, but still rather nice site. Traded the crazy squirrels for crows, a poor exchange in my opinion.

As if on cue my mom arrived just as we started unpacking at the new site, and Lori arrived a bit later, bringing our tent. Lori and I will be tenting across the road from my parents’ motorhome in Bow Valley Campground.

My mom isn’t as aggressive a hiker, and we tend to stop to admire nature a little more, so it will be a nice change from the previous hike, which was a bit more then I’d have planned for a first hike of the year for someone as out of shape as myself, but it was a ton of fun.

Heart Mountain Creek Trail

Met another camper from Calgary who was planning on heading out for a walk up Heart Creek Trail and got invited, so we went.

Being an out of shape bonehead, I managed to forget my shoes, however I have some “hiking sandals” (sandals with excellent grips, better then what is left on my hiking shoes/boots), so it worked out just as well I suppose.

The trail wasn’t bad for a first hike of the year, about 2.(mumble)KM with around 400ft of elevation, not your smooth gravel trail but not bad for someone of my experience and fitness level, the only downer being that you can’t actually see the waterfall at the end of the hike.

No photos of this one since also being a bonehead, I set my camera on the wrong mode and screwed them up. Ooops.