◊ 9.14.2017 ◊ Moraine Lake, Alberta, Canada Having returned from up north, and having previously failed to get parking at Moraine Lake the previous week, it was now our final chance to visit before leaving the Banff area. As stated in an earlier blog, parking at Lake Louise is a nightmare. Moraine Lake, which is … More Moraine Lake, a lake of dreams
◊ 9.13.2017 ◊ Jasper, Alberta, Canada As fall started turning trees golden, and snow begins to fall in the high mountains, we hit the road for Jasper. The highway that gets you from Lake Louise to Jasper is called the Icefields Parkway. This wonderful section of road is split halfway between Banff National Park and … More An incredible drive on the Icefields Parkway to Jasper
◊ 9.10.2017 ◊ Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada After weeks of smoky skies, we finally had our clear chance to visit Lake Louise! This was one destination that we were adamant about seeing under ‘normal’ conditions, and with the rain that had just fallen we knew the next few days would be smoke-free. Our patience paid … More A few days at Lake Louise is nothing short of amazing
◊ 9.8.2017 ◊ Banff, Alberta, Canada After a tiring week of partying at Motion Notion festival (read our recap’ blog post here), what better way to recuperate than to spend time in the heart of the Canadian Rockies: Banff National Park. We arrived in the town of Banff on a smoky day, so we just … More Ending the summer in Banff National Park & Canmore
◊ 8.22.2017 ◊ Beaverfoot Lodge, British Columbia, Canada When our cross-country trip became a reality, we started looking around for festivals happening on our route. We realized we would miss all of the USA festivals we knew of, but stumbled upon a small festival in Canada, Motion Notion. Located in the Rockies at Beaverfoot Lodge, … More Motion Notion, magic potion!
◊ 8.22.2017 ◊ Golden, British Columbia, Canada After two awesome days climbing at Spillimacheen it was time to keep following the Rocky Mountains North, and prepare for Motion Notion while catching the solar eclipse. Our destination was the quaint little mountain town of Golden. Nestled in the Rocky Mountain Trench, Golden has everything a mountain … More Solar Eclipse and a Grizzly Bear named Boo
◊ 8.18.2017 ◊ Spillimacheen, British Columbia, Canada We’re back in Canada! Second time on this trip and second time of our lives too! Last time we crossed the border was at an Illinois/Ontario crossing, and now we are entering Canada through the Montana/British Columbia entrance. The first stop of our visit this time is a … More Spillimacheen- what?!
◊ 8.16.2017 ◊ Rexford, Montana Set above a picturesque lake, car to crag approach of 30 seconds, solid rock, and free camping only a few miles away. What’s not to love about cragging at Stone Hill! Stone Hill, the main climbing arena in the area, is in Northwest Montana next to Lake Koocanusa. The name … More Northwest Montana Cragging: Stone Hill
◊ 8.12.2017 ◊ West Glacier, Montana After leaving the Bozeman area, our next goal was to reach Glacier National Park. We made a stop in Missoula for an afternoon, just enough time to feel the cool vibes coming off the city, even on a very hot day. It seems like a very hip outdoor oriented … More The Crown of the Continent
◊ 8.9.2017 ◊ Bozeman, Montana Leaving Bozeman we started to make our way to Glacier National Park. Not far from town we made a pit stop at Neat Rock to climb a classic multipitch route along the Madison River. The Madison River, a headwater tributary to the Missouri river, was named by the famous Meriwether … More Southwest Montana Cragging: Madison River Valley