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Aug 28, 2018 - Watertown Lakes National Park

We stopped for lunch in Watertown Lakes National Park in Canada. Due to the fire situation we decided to not stay overnight. We did take a terrific walk around the area. It is very beautiful indeed here. We would be inclined to want to camp here in the future.

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May 18, 2018 - Waterton Lakes Alberta

Day 7 May 15, 2018 The drive today was perfect. The transition from the coast to the mountains is specular. We took our time and traded off drivers so we could enjoy the changing mountain scenery. We are following Hwy 3 along the southern edge of the province passing through Castlegar, Salmo and Creston. The original plan was to stop at Yahk but the River Moyie overflowed its banks and the park was closed due to flooding. Everywhere we went today the rivulets and streams were torrents of fast moving water. This pushed us to within 25 kms of...

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May 17, 2018 - Rain

Day: 6 Miles: 0 Total Miles: 1454 Start: Waterton Lakes, AB Stop: Waterton Lakes, AB Campground: Waterton Townsite CG Describe a dreary day. Overcast, intermittent rain showers, cool, low clouds. Today. The rain started late yesterday, and continued off and on all night and a light steady rain most of the day. During a lull in the rain, we walked to town, had some refreshment and walked back. Unfortunately our plan for a scenic cruise did not happen due to the weather. It has been a day for reading and resting after several long days on...

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Alaska 2018

Sep 3, 2017 - Banff.......to Waterton Lakes.

September 3 Driving back down the Icefields Parkway for 2 nights in Banff. Stopped at the Edith Cavill Glacier first which is lovely. It is severely restricted for access and Terry and I had tried to do it but no luck. Now stuck at the Columbia Visitors Centre waiting for the few who did the ice walk. It is raining and cold. Bit of drama over what to do the next day as we are camped at Banff but the planned walk is 1 1/2 hours away each way. But a few insisted that this was on the itinerary so it had to be done! On the way down Emmanule...

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Jul 13, 2017 - Errands in Pincher Creek

Today Sue went for her walk up on the hill above the campground and took pictures of as many different wildflowers as she could find. Then we drove to Pincher Creek (a town about 25 miles away), to get a new turn signal light bulb, fuel and some groceries. We found a nice Good Year dealer who not only had the bulb but installed it for us. Then we found a co-op fuel station where a nice older man pumped our gas and cleaned our windshield (it was like going back 40 years). We had lunch at a little restaurant in town. The food was good and...

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Canadian Trip

Jul 12, 2017 - Red Rock Canyon and Boat Tour

This morning we went into Waterton Village to get our boat tour tickets for tonight. After that, we decided to go up to The Prince of Whales Hotel for an early lunch. Since the dining room was not yet open, we sat in the lobby and enjoyed the view. Then we had lunch and walked out next to the hotel to get some pictures looking across Upper Waterton Lake. After that, we took a drive up Red Rock Canyon. It is a pretty drive but Waterton lacks the “spectacular” views of Glacier. On the way back we saw some cars stopped up ahead and immediately...

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Jul 11, 2017 - Rain and Chores

Today the weather called for rain so we decided to get some chores done. Sue went for her morning walk and saw a whole field of all kinds of beautiful wild flowers. The rest of the day was spent cleaning house and doing laundry. The only excitement was an afternoon thunderstorm with quarter size hail. Luckily no damage to either the truck or the RV. There will probably be no pictures posted until we get to Calgary as we have little or no internet. By evening we were exhausted and just chilled.

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Jul 10, 2017 - Quick Trip to Waterton

After scoping out the shorter but more mountainous route to Waterton the other day and finding it acceptable, we changed our mind and took the longer, flatter route today. It was a good decision as it only took about a half hour longer and was easier on the truck and driver. The Waterton Springs Campground is very nice. It is in a valley with mountains on two sides so the sites are flat and large. We are in an extra long site near restrooms, showers and laundry. The staff here are very nice and accommodating. After settling in, we went...

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May 4, 2017 - Waterton Lakes National Park

The weather is much the same as yesterday – sunny, high about 20C & a strong wind coming straight up the lake. Waterton Lakes National Park adjoins Glacier National Park in Montana & together the 2 parks form Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Upper Waterton Lake, which is the lake I’m camped beside juts 4.7 km into the USA so passengers on the lake cruise (not operating this early in the season), need to bring their passport. Most of the mountains at the end of the lake are actually in Montana. I did...

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Canada 2017

May 3, 2017 - Fort Steele to Waterton

I left British Columbia behind today & crossed into Alberta at Crowsnest Pass. It was a beautiful drive – not as steep & winding as the last few days but still very scenic. I didn’t realize what a strong tail-wind I had until I stopped at a view point & nearly lost the door when the wind grabbed it. I still had hold of the handle so I came out of the motorhome a lot faster than I expected – luckily, the electric step had time to come out. The wind was from the west so became a strong side wind after I turned south to Waterton Lakes National...

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Canada 2017

Sep 17, 2016 - Eh?? Eh? Canada!

Today we rode to Waterton, the Canadian Side of Glacier National Park. I’d been told it was completely different then the US side – and it was! We walked about the little town, had some breakfast and as we were walking back to the bike – Steve said ‘LOOK AT THAT’! There were 3 male Big Horn Sheep standing right in the middle of a parking lot. They were very unafraid of people, just stood watching everyone. I was taking pictures and one walked towards me, kinda tilted his head as if to say ‘This is my good side!’…Then some folks came out...

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Sep 1, 2016 - Red rock canyon and Cameron falls

We took a very scenic drive to Red Rock Canyon and walked along the stream, the mountain above was completely red. The weather again was just great - clear skies and temps in the 70's. The drive to the canyon has wildlife but we did not see any at mid day. I went to the Cameron falls again in the AM to take photos - this waterfall is just at the edge of the campground. There is another scenic road up to Crandell Lake but it's closed for the season for maintenance - must do it next time as the site of the first oil well in the Canadian...

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2016 Eagle trip

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