Wandering soon – Johnston Canyon next?

Good morning from Two Jack Campground – Lakeside

One thing that is interesting about being in the National Parks, most of the campgrounds have hot showers and flush toilets rather then outhouses. I’m not sure if that justifies the higher price or not, but it is nice having a hot shower before popping online to get some work-work done. $8.80 for a fire permit does seem a little high too (although in fairness that includes wood)

Assuming I can get caught up on work in a reasonable amount of time we’re going to head over to Johnston Canyon next, where we don’t believe I will have connectivity, so expect posts to be delayed for a day.

Two Jack Campground – Lakeside

Welp, one night in Tunnel Mountain was about enough, nothing to do there, and it was cold and rainy (I blame the campground management, obviously), so on we meander.

Hit Smitty’s in Banff for breakfast, so-so food, I’ve had worse, but I’ve had better. Oh well.

Off to Two Jack Campground, the Lakeside version. We drove through Lakeside first, then over to Main to investigate both. Main wasn’t great, sparse trees, sites close to each other, and nothing for a 31′ motorhome, so back to Lakeside. Between the time we first entered and when we returned we lost the site we were eyeballing (although it sounds like it probably happened while we were driving the loop anyway, so the sidetrip to check out Main probably didn’t kill us)

We grabbed site #2, which I think it probably a better site then the other option anyway, just took a bit of a creative parking job to properly utilize it. A hotdog lunch later, and here we are.

For those curious, we’re right on the south-west end of the lake, and can see to the southern tip. It doesn’t sound like there is a hike around the lake available though, although we may go look and see how far we can go without too much pain.

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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.