Every year one of my oldest friends and I try to get away for a week in the wilderness. This year was originally planned for the Red River Gorge in Kentucky, then changed to the Manistee River Trail in Michigan. Ultimately, the 48 hours preceding the trip took a drastic turn and put me in the Canadian Rockies. Thank God. We were extremely short on time, but the three days there convinced me this is one of the most beautiful places on earth. We took a quick hike around Moraine Lake on our way up to Takakkaw Falls and the Iceline Trail, spending two nights in Yoho National Park.
I hope you enjoy the pictures, and I encourage anyone to visit this part of the world. I took over 600 pictures of the Canadian Rockies alone, so more photos should follow. The photos don't convey what I actually remember witnessing with my own eyes--the light is very difficult to capture.
Morning Alpenglow on the drive through Banff National Park
Turqoise waters on Moraine Lake
Canoe on Moraine Lake
Campsite at Laughing Falls. WBBB with Crowsnest and HH Hyperlite with Supershelter
Lake near the Iceline Trail crest, about 7300'
An Inukshuk on the Iceline Trail.
Sunset on Yoho River at the Laughing Falls campsite
Campsite at Takakkwa Falls; WBBB under HH Silnylon Hex
Aspens in Jasper National Park
More Aspens in Jasper
Horse across from Dawson Creek Airport