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Pre-trip journalism

Post by Scrubb » Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:00 pm

Finally have our trip organized (we leave tomorrow). We're going here:

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Then here:

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Then here:

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Then here:

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Then here:

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In the last place we'll be staying with my BIL whose property backs onto the river and you can't see any neighbours at all. His wife won an award for their garden last year - it's stunning and wraps around the house and down the embankment to the river.

Then on to:

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for the skydiving event.

Lots to do to get ready to leave tomorrow a.m. but I'm finally getting excited!
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Post by Bill Barilko » Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:27 pm

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Post by truenic » Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:17 pm

I think it's Montana, but, same dif.

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Post by Bill Barilko » Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:07 am

truenic wrote:I think it's Montana, but, same dif.

The last pic Yes.
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Post by leela » Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:22 pm

Wow. That looks like a great trip. What lovely scenery.
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Post by Scrubb » Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:58 pm

It was a great trip. Best of it was right off the bat, in Revelstoke, where we hiked to Eva Lake:

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It was an easy hike, but with great pay off. And it was a test of Mr_Scrubb's leg (and of my general strength level), which he/we passed with flying colours. All the info said it was a 2-3 hour hike one way. We did it in just under 2 hours, without feeling like we were pushing, and his leg gave him not a single twinge. He was tired when we got back, so he hasn't got his endurance back yet, but his leg was absolutely fine. Oh, and on the way back we also got to see Miller Lake:

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Also, the starting point of that hike is from a parking lot at the top of a 26 km road of switchbacks that gains 470m of elevation. Mr_Scrubb rode his bike down it while I followed in the car, which he said was awesome (if exhausting).

I also spent an evening with some friends I knew from Switzerland and hadn't seen in about 23 years. They live in a beautiful area of BC but the smoke obscured all the gorgeous views from their place. Still it was great to see them.
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Post by NorthAmerican » Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:45 am

That photo of Eva Lake far surpasses what I would have expected on seeing the earlier photos. It's the kind of view that would almost leave me breathless. And it was great to read that you both passed the hiking test with flying colors!
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Post by Scrubb » Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:30 am

You seem to have misspelled "colours", NA :wink:

It was really beautiful. Mr_S isn't as much of a hiker as I am but he absolutely loved it - kept saying that it would motivate him for another few years of me dragging him into the mountains.
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Post by northern_goddess » Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:19 am

Good news about the ability of both of you to hike. I've never been to Revelstoke. I think there's a ski hill around there somewhere, isn't there?

I'm glad you had a good time. It looks beautiful. It's too bad about the smoke.
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Post by Scrubb » Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:07 am

Yes, there's a mountain resort - they run the gondola in summer too, and there are a few trails to hike near the top. The real pull in summer, though, is their coaster:


It was very fun, and it's really popular - I think something like 850 people rode it the day we were there. There's a wait to go on, so they provide other ways for you to spend your money during the interlude - beer garden, hikes, gondola to a higher point on the mountain, some kids' stuff, etc.

The park (Revelstoke Nat'l Park) wasn't particularly busy, unlike some of the others in the area. I was in Glacier Park the next week (the US one) and it was PACKED. I did a shorter hike there with some other friends, and although the lake at the end was beautiful, there were SO MANY people that it didn't feel very "out in nature" at all.
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I purposely picked a picture with several people in it, but it was far more crowded than that when I was there.
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Post by Stan In Maryland » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:23 pm

looks like a great hike. Glad you both held up so well.
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Post by VinnyD » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:47 pm

Yes indeed.

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Post by Lost Soul » Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:24 pm

Revelstoke is beautiful.

They have the longest vertical drop of any ski area in NA- 5600 feet.
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Post by snowgirl » Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:01 pm

Wow, that looks like a great hike, Scrubble! How was it not smokey in Revelstoke?
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Post by Scrubb » Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:23 am

I think we were just really lucky, snowgirl, and were there at the right time. We spent 3 nights there and it was sunny and clear the whole time.

The rest of the trip was pretty smokey, although Kimberly wasn't bad, and my day in Glacier Park was also clear.
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