Canada 2012 day trips

We had some wonderful day trips hiking and scrambling up mountains in the Rockies during our trip in August 2012. No climbing this time but great times nevertheless including:

  • Middle Sister
  • Eiffel Peak
  • Revelstoke BC hike
  • Cirque Peak
  • Burgess Shale guided walk to visit the protected fossil beds

Middle Sister is near the town of Canmore and provided a fine warm up to overcome jet lag at the start of the holiday

Interesting approach up the forested lower slopes of Middle Sister
North up Bow Valley from Middle Sister

Eiffel Peak is near Lake Louise and south west of the more dominant Mount Temple (which we climbed in 2002). It is a magnificent viewpoint and thoroughly recommended.

We started near Moraine Lake- a classic view often appearing in magazines etc
Eiffel Peak summit area
Some scrambling, Mount Temple behind

Cirque Peak is east of the main Icefields parkway road and again had wonderful views helped by a recent fall of late summer snow.

Bow Lake near the start of the hike
On the way up, Bow Lake below
Brian nearing the summit
Spindrift on the descent
After a long but great day…

The Burgess Shale is an exceptional fossil area from the Cambrian Explosion on Wapta Mountain north of the town of Field. Access is restricted so we booked a Parks Canada Guided Tour up the hill to see the fossils.

Trilobite

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