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Old 08-05-2013, 07:37 AM   #11
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Sulphur Mountain hike out of Meitte Hot Springs to the east of Jasper is a very nice hike to do with spectacular 360 degree views of the surrounding mountain peaks. The peak elev. is 2,050 metres (6,725 ft). Can be cold up there at that elev. and the last half or so of the distance is quite steep. You could go for a dip in the hot springs after the hike.

Another area close to Banff is the Kananaskis area. Provincial Park so the National Park pass is not required. There are some great hikes in that area as well as hikes further south along Hwy 40. Incredible mountains throughout the area. This may require more time than what you have available. Nice camp sites in Kananaskis Park but I don't think any of them have hook ups, there may be one that does.

Perhaps you could use Hwy 40, 22 and 6 as a route back to the USA after you leave Banff? Hwy 22 and 6 takes you to Waterton Lakes which is part of Glacier National Park. From there you could head into Montana.

One advantage of Sept. is the mosquitoes should be gone and the crowds are less. Some camp sites, or portions of them start to close in Sept. so be sure to check the dates.
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Old 08-06-2013, 06:36 AM   #12
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Lake O'Hara

Actually in Yoho NP, Lake O'Hara has some of the best hiking in the area. It is near Lake Louise. You will want to check it out online soon, because you will need a reservation for the bus that shuttles hikers down the 8 mile road to the lake, and the many trails that leave from there. Its especially beautiful when the Larch trees are turning color.
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Old 08-06-2013, 03:15 PM   #13
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Jasper

While not a hike or a camp ground , we would recommend the boat tour on Maligne Lake - it is spectacular . Lots of places to hike enroute up to the lake. No shortage of photo ops at the Whistlers Campground either .
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Maligne Lake is beautiful.

In September 2011 we canoed the length of it. The tour boats only go halfway, to Spirit Island, and the scenery beyond that is......well, just WOW. Seriously, I continued to say "wow" every minute or so as we canoed along it. Totally breathtaking, we are hoping to do that again this September.
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Maligne Lake is beautiful.

In September 2011 we canoed the length of it. The tour boats only go halfway, to Spirit Island, and the scenery beyond that is......well, just WOW. Seriously, I continued to say "wow" every minute or so as we canoed along it. Totally breathtaking, we are hoping to do that again this September.
Now how did we not see your escape somewhere , that's exactly when we were in the area ?
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Old 08-06-2013, 03:44 PM   #16
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Our canoe trip was Sep 15-18, 2011. Our Escape was left at home. Too hard to tow behind a canoe, or we sure would have done it.

Here is a shot of my paddle mates from the trip. Methinks you will recognize them, Gabi.



BTW, our dogs name is Jasper, in part named for Jasper National Park.
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Our canoe trip was Sep 15-18, 2011. Our Escape was left at home. Too hard to tow behind a canoe, or we sure would have done it.

Here is a shot of my paddle mates from the trip. Methinks you will recognize them, Gabi.



BTW, our dogs name is Jasper, in part named for Jasper National Park.
Wow .... that is an awesome photo !!! ..... but .... um ....how come Lisa is doing all the work ?
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"Hall of the Gods " they call it .
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We are starting to say Wow and we haven't even left yet!

Thanks for all the great tips.
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Smart dog!!!! I get the next ride.... what a beautiful place. Gotta go there some day!
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