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