Kananaskis Provincial Park

Trip Start Aug 26, 2011
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Trip End Sep 30, 2011


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Interlakes Campground

Flag of Canada  , Alberta,
Saturday, September 24, 2011

We weren't really sure were to spend our last days and eventually decided that we do a short loop before finally heading towards Calgary. This turned out to be a very good choice. After a two hour drive we arrived at the Interlake Campground in Kananaskis Valley, a place not far off but much less crowded than the popular Banff National Park. Half the campgrounds were already closed due to off-season and we were lucky to get the last place at one of the remaining sites. The next day we decided to go for a challenging eight hour hike all the way to the Three Isle Lakes. Although the weather was unpredictable it paid off to stick to the plan. We spent the evening tired but happy after what probably was the longest hike we ever did!

The next morning rewarded us with a magnificent view over the lakes. We started with a truly American bacon and scrambled egg breakfast. It must have been well after lunch-time, when we headed off for another hike to Elbow lake. We stopped at the Visitor Center and learned how dogs can help to prevent grizzly bears from entering domesticated areas. The movie made us understand that not seeing grizzly bears on this entire trip may not be a bad sign after all, as the wildlife managers try their best to minimize wildlife human contacts whenever possible.
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