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Badlands and Beyond, part 10 – Canadian Rockies

"In every walk with nature, one receives far more than they seek." - John Muir Johnston Canyon, Banff, Canada Our second full day in Banff, Canada, and we woke up to drizzly weather... again. On the agenda was hiking Johnston Canyon and possibly taking on some other hikes in the area that were close to…

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Badlands and Beyond, Part 9, Canadian Rockies-Banff

June 21, 2018- The day was starting off sunny and perfect! We were going to finally see the incredibly spectacular, Lake Louise, in Banff National Park. A place that I had wanted to visit for decades and was now able to check it off the ole bucket list! 😀 Lake Louise is world famous for…

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Badlands and Beyond, part 6, GLACIER NAT’L PARK

West side Glacier is more forested and typically, has more precipitation. We woke up to cloudy skies but had a clear vision of where we wanted to explore on June 15, 2018. Kintla and Bowman Lakes are well known for their spectacular, pristine, mountain-studded waters that draw hikers and kayakers from all over the world.…

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June 2018 – Badlands and Beyond, Part 5 – GLACIER NAT’L PARK

June 13, 2018 - Phil and I had gotten an early start and cruised down the road, destination Glacier National Park, (in the future referred to as GNP). On the way through the Tower area of Yellowstone, we saw a black bear with three cubs, and then a lone black bear just west of Roosevelt…