Our favorite: Yoho National Park

Trip Start Jul 10, 2010
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Trip End Aug 08, 2010


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Takakkaw Campground

Flag of Canada  , British Columbia,
Thursday, July 29, 2010

Day 20
From Glacier we drove a couple more hours down the Trans-Canada Highway to Yoho National Park.
Upon arrival we rolled up to the fee booth at the first campground and inquired about camping possibilities.
The ranger asked, "What kind of people are you?" and then laughed when she realized how the question came out.
She corrected herself...she meant that we looked like pretty serious hikers and not like the people who stay at that campground.
The reason she asked--and we're glad that she did--was that she suggested we drive up the canyon and camp at the walk-in campground at Takakkawa Falls.
Wow, was that ever a great suggestion.
This and the hike that followed the next day turned out to be the highlights of our trip.
With the help of the free carts provided by the park, we walked about 700 meters into the campsite and set up camp in full view of the raging falls. 
The falls are about the same size and beauty as Yosemite Falls.
And, because it was a walk-in camp, all the people that stayed there had minimal amounts of stuff and were all quiet and respectful campers.
Our kind of people.
And now we know what the ranger meant when she said, "What kind of people are you?" ;).
That evening we drove around to Emerald Lake, hiked around the lake, also hiked to Hamilton Falls, and then had dinner on the lake at Cilantros.
Looking back at the pictures, I think the best photos came from that evening on the lake. 

Day 21
Starting from our site at the Takakkaw Campground we embarked on what would become the second of the two greatest hikes of our trip.
We hiked from our site to the hostel,
then up to the Iceline Trail, 
then over to Twin Falls,
and then back to our campsite;
15 miles total.
 
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