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profdant139

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Posted: 10/24/18 09:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you have a few minutes, check out our blog entries for this area -- the link below is for Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, and that will get you to our other posts as well. In the blog, we talk about a lot of great day hikes:

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Try to get a copy of: The Canadian Rockies Access Guide published by Lone Pine Publishing.

It is a great guide for all your hiking trips, easy and difficult, in the Rockies.

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Just be careful about what crosscheck says. Before our last trip, we looked at his recommendations and our list of "must sees" meant our 6 week trip would have to be three months long! [emoticon] I guess it just left a whole lot to do on our next trip.

We felt our most amazing hike was probably Gimli Ridge in Valhalla PP. Not only amazing scenery but few people compared virtually any other place we hiked. A long drive to get to the trailhead however.


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4runnerguy wrote:


We felt our most amazing hike was probably Gimli Ridge in Valhalla PP. Not only amazing scenery but few people compared virtually any other place we hiked. A long drive to get to the trailhead however.


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profdant139 wrote:

I have lots of day hiking ideas for you! But first, a question -- what is an ideal day hike for you? For us, we find that ten miles (round trip) with 3000 feet of elevation gain is about our practical limit -- 8 miles and 2000 feet is about perfect -- six miles and a thousand feet is a short day.

Also, what kind of an RV do you have? That will influence where you can camp. And do you have a toad or a tow vehicle? A good 4WD vehicle will make it easier to get to some of the trailheads.


We have a 4x4 3500 RAM and pull a 28’ TT.

Would like to try to avoid setting up and taking down repeatedly. If that means seeing more of just a couple parks and doing more day trips and staying parked in one spot, so be it. We can get going early for a day hike, but if we have to breakdown camp my we’re lucky to be on the road by 10.

you all have had some great ideas but it seems like a 3 month trip, not a 2-3 weeker! I need the real highlights and some kind of drivable loop on a map that lets me parse out details such as campgrounds and day hikes from there.

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I got a lot of info from here:

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OK, rvshrinker, here is a suggested itinerary: spend two days going from the northwest to Yoho (Kicking Horse Campground). You could do it in one, but it would be tough.

Spend several days to a week there. There is a lot of great hiking in Yoho itself, and it is an easy commute to Lake Louise. I would not camp in Lake Louise -- too much train noise. We left after one night and relocated to Yoho.

Then, I would spend a few days in Jasper. If you had a smaller rig, I would suggest Wilcox Campground, but the spaces in Jasper are bigger. Using Jasper as a basecamp, you can spend time at the Icefields, Edith Covell, Maligne, etc.

If you have another few days, maybe Peter Lougheed Provincial Park. Beautiful place, lots of day hiking available.

Then two days back to home.

Does that sound plausible, without a lot of setting up and taking down the campsite?

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