Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Hoodoo glacier formations
big elk

There were six Elk bulls grazing
this is the scenery every where you lookAnimal count for today: 6 elk, 5 deer, 1 bear and a bunch of ground squirrels. I didn't get a picture of the bear. I was too excited and he scampered off.
We hiked the Hoodoo trail today. They are stone pillars which were either formed by erosion or glaciers. In French, it is translated as Fairy Chimneys, which is much more charming. The trail overlooked the Bow river.
We also hiked up Johnson Canyon to see the waterfalls. It was a mile and a half to the upper falls, but I couldn't make the last half mile. It was a beautiful walk, but very uphill.
We visit Lake Louise tomorrow then head toward Vancouver.