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DAY 3: Friday, August 16, 2002 – REST DAY

During the night, it had rained in Banff, and the streets were wet in the morning. Low, fall-like heap clouds permeated the skies. In the higher levels, snow had fallen, and the mountains took on a new look. We used this day to see the sights of Banff, and do a little bit of shopping. We ended up touring the Banff Springs Hotel, then taking a taxi to the Sulphur Mountain Gondola – about $7.00, including tip from the Banff Springs Hotel. We spent a few hours on top of the mountain admiring the sights down below us, and inspecting the snow that had fallen on the top of the mountain the previous night. This snow made some of the walkways treacherous, and some were even closed off for the day. By about 2:00 p.m. the skies started to break up, and we enjoyed bright sunshine for the remainder of the day.

Kevin on a walk around the hostel in Banff

Paul making snowballs in August


The top of the mountain covered in snow

 

DAY 1 - CALGARY TO COCHRANE

DAY 6 - RAMPART CREEK TO BEAUTY CREEK

DAY 2 - COCHRANE TO BANFF

DAY 7 - BEAUTY CREEK TO JASPER

DAY 3 - BANFF REST DAY

DAY 8 - JASPER REST DAY

DAY 4 - BANFF TO LAKE LOUISE

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DAY 5 - LAKE LOUISE TO RAMPART CREEK

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