Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Fall Favourites: Yoho and Lake Louise

Iceline Trail
Approx. 5 hours return
Yoho National Park

The trail through the forest is steep with switchbacks.
Soon the forest is behind you and the way is rocky and rolling through moraine.

There is plenty of water for drinking and  swimming.
You will find lots of humans and some dogs. There are pikas calling from the rocks.

I took advantage of the lunch stop to have a well earned rest.

Saddleback Pass
Approx. 3 hours return
Lake Louise, Banff National Park

Enroute to the beautiful Fairview Peak, you will walk through the Saddleback Pass. This trail is steep in the forest, passing through some avalanche slopes. You will find lots of people and pups. There are not many places for a drink, so pack some water. In the meadow at the pass, you can run and explore while your humans look at the golden trees.

How to Chill

As the temperature rose this summer, I found some ways to keep cool.

Getting out of town was an important part of the plan. 
I headed for the riverside where I could catch a breeze or settle down for a nap...

A cool shower is a great way to get refreshed.

Joining friends in an alpine meadow, I was able to catch a nice breeze.

When the humans mentioned the boat, I didn't hesitate. Getting onto the water can be a good way to chill on a sunny day.

Hitting the trail in a shady forest, I found some relief from the heat.

Our smokin' hot summer is coming to a close. 


The sun shone well; bright and hot. 
The summer berries benefited,
giving a rich, pump and colourful harvest.

Raspberry, sweet and tart, juicy

Thimbleberry, fuzzy and bland

Saskatoon berry, seedy

Blueberry, tart

Oregon grape, save this for the jelly jar

Huckleberry, sublime and juicy

Bunchberry, pretty but not for eating