Running towards Yoho Glacier
One of the many places I love is Yoho National Park. I am getting very familiar with the trails of Yoho....The Iceline Trail, Whaleback, Twin Falls, Yoho Lake, Yoho Glacier, Burgess Pass, The Emerald Triangle, Emerald Lake......I can hardly wait!!! I look forward to the thaw every year, so I can go run the trails and enjoy one of my favorite campsights.
The Takakkaw Falls campground is quite unique, it's not quite a backcountry campground and not quite a frontcountry campground. You park the car and you have to walk only 1 km to reach the sights. So you can pack like you are car camping, but are surrounded by backcountry wilderness!! You can bring the comfy camping chairs and the extra thick sleeping pad (and the beer and the chocolate!)
Sun on Takakkaw Falls
The most amazing thing about this campground are the falls themselves. "Takakkaw" is derived from the Cree word for "it is wonderful!!" and every campsight enjoys a view of the falls! The falls are massive as well: the highest point is 384 m (1260 feet).
The Takakkaw Falls are huge and loud and it is way better than T.V. They thunder and growl and you can hear them rage all night, yet somehow, it's soothing. I've seen mountain goats climbing the cliffs surrounding the falls while I sip my coffee in the AM.....aaaaah! It's wonderful!! Only 2 more months....
I can be there in one hour from Banff, hop on my cruiser and schlepp all of my gear in to enjoy some mountain "luxury" camping. How sweet is that?? I can't wait for summer....
Wow. That's all I can say - just Wow!
Yoho NP is awesome. I visited in the summer of 2006 and loved it. I only wish that I'd run more trail while I was there. The only trails I ran were right around Emerald Lake Lodge where I was staying. Lovely, no doubt, but certainly not the full Yoho experience.
Takakkaw Falls are definitely worth checking out!
It reminds me of Kootenay Nat'l Park, except when we stayed there everything was thick with a black layer of ash after the fire.
Beautiful photos girl!
OMG that's beautiful! Take me with you!!!
Michelle and I may need to put the falls on our list of things to do this summer while we are up there.
Beer and chocolate is like Merlot and a nice steak.
Michelle and Eric-
When you go to the falls, you will have to pack a picnic of merlot, chocolate and steak!!
Just remember to bring me some Fish Tale Amber as an appetizer!!
Thanks for stopping by!!
Yoho is epic - it's one of the few places where you can go and get up really high and get to glacier level: you can connect up non-stop views of the glaciers for one big postcard run. Now that is special!!
On the next trip, bring your runners your camera and a surplus of time.....
This week I am fantasizing about Yoho, but I think I will continue the theme of Leslies' favorite summer places and dream out loud about Kootenay in the near future....
I never knew a burn could be so gorgeous - but the last few years have been amazing in Kootenay with waist high Fireweed growing on the burned slopes! You'll have to see it for yourself!!
Hi CG -
While I am dreamy of summer, you are ACTUALLY living it! Shorts and singlets....HA!! That's why I have to come visit you next weekend to get my fix!!
Aw man. This is truly gorgeous stuff. Thanks for sharing and inspiring. 12 weeks! That's just not enough time, though!
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