Camping in Banff..

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We had hauled a tent and sleeping bags with us in the car, so we figured the best place to make good use of them was Banff. Afterall, it was the May long weekend and there was bound to be good weather. Right? ... right?

We drove from Edmonton with a stop in Calgary to see some of Denise's family. We got in around 7pm and called a couple of our friends who were driving in an RV from Montreal to Vancouver and who we were planning to meet in Banff. We had reservations at a campsite without hookups, so we drove up to the RV compatible site and managed to switch our reservation and get a great spot that would fit all of us.

We had some time before our friends came so we took a walk around the hoodoo trail near the campsite. This is a gorgeous area with extensive green landscapes and winding rivers that you can watch from above. The hoodoos are weather-shaped rock formations that appear throughout the trail, and are magnificent to see sticking out of the scenery.

It was getting dark and a little cold, so we layered up and decided to put up our tent before it got too dark. A couple mishaps and a re-do or two, we had our tent up and running. We stood to admire our accomplishment and saw a few deer standing about 20 feet away from our tent on the grass.

As the sun set, it got colder... and colder... and soon it was about 0 degrees celcius. We layered up even more and huddled in our sleeping bags, and finally our friends arrived. They set up their RV and since it had been a while since we'd seen each other, we spent a while talking and catching up. Both being on cross-country trips though, we were tired out pretty quickly.

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The hoodoos
The hoodoos
View from the hoodoo trail
View from the hoodoo trail
View from the hoodoo trail
View from the hoodoo trail
View from the tent - what a beauti…
View from the tent - what a beaut…
Banff
photo by: jeffy