At the southeastern end
Here we go again - Whe I started in the morning from Banff Campground, I just got my stuff dry on the bike.
But then the thunderstorm started only a few kilometers later!
I was on the Highway #1 when the wind was pushing me almost from the road and the rain made it even worse to drive on.
So I've decided after fueling up, to go back in the mountains, because the thunderstorm was on its way around them.
In Canmore I got good stuff to eat at noon and one houer later I had wonderful weather, getting warm again in the sun!
So it was really a great drive over the Highwood pass, which is the highest pass in Canada with about 2200 m!
After returning to the plains I've went on with heavy and steadily wind, coming out of the mountains on my right side, until I've arrived after 500 km the Waterton Lakes Natinal Park in the evening.
There I got only for one night a bed in the hostel (camping would really not be good in this heavy wind!) and there I met Ncik from Oakland.
He is travelling around for a few months and we went to the village for a beer (or two) in one of the pubs.
The next two days I've got a wonderful room in the Northland Lodge and I took a ride on the lake to the US american side of it at Goat Haunt.
But they didn't allow me to hike a trail, because I had only one ID with me!!
So I got back to Waterton and drove up some of the smaller roads, like the one to Red Rock Canyon.
By coming back I've suddenly seen a few people standing around, because of - a moose with a young cub, just down in the creek!
The next day I've been travelling to the Crowsnest Pass and to Fort McLeod, where the "Head smashed in Buffalo Jump" is placed!
Also the Fort was very interesting for me.
More next time!
Posted by Horst Erntl at July 10, 2003 09:00 PM GMT