1 August 1998

THIRD Road Trip NORTH of 60

LogisticsKinburn, ON > MB SA AB BC YT AK MO WY SD WI MI
Vehicle: 1994 F350 RC LB SRW 4x4 7.3l diesel with 1988 Maple Leaf Camper
Days: 50
Dates: August - September
Activities: Overlanding, canoeing, biking, hiking, photography
Distance: 16000 kms (est.)
Photography: Old, poor quality, scanned images ... sorry!
CANADA Territorial Park: Tombstone YT
CANADA National Parks: Banff, Glacier, Jasper, Kootenay, Yoho 
CANADA National Historic Site: Barkerville BC
Post Description: Read the photo captions, the story is in the photography and it's 'mostly chronological'.
Event: 24th Wedding Anniversary


We headed across Canada and met up with Mae, Earl, Sue & Chris at a Provincial Park near Prince George, B.C. We travelled together for a few days, then Sue & Chris headed back to Vancouver while the rest of us travelled on to Whitehorse. Mae & Earl headed back East from Whitehorse while we continued North. 

We did some of our best hiking ever in the Rocky Mtn Parks of Banff, Jasper, Kootenay, Yoho and Glacier. One of the most memorable trips was the Glacier Crest Trail in the Illcillewaet Glacier. This was a 9.6 km return trip and it took about 4.5 hours to complete - this included a lunch break at the 'emergency' cabin at the summit. A series of increasingly steep switchbacks to the top and a final elevation of a little over 2000 ft. We met several hikers from Holland at the top and during our lunch break we were scolded by the resident 'marmot' and 'pika' populations.






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