On the road again, just can't wait to get on the road again!
After arriving home from my Elbow Lake backpack trip, I had two and a half days to unpack, do laundry, grocery shop, cook, pack up and get on the road again. This time around I headed to Lake Louise to camp for three nights and accomplish three hikes. The only time I have ever spent any time at the Campground was to X-C Ski throughout it in the winter. Now I get to see what the soft-sided part of the campground looks like in summer. It was comforting to know that an electrified fence surrounds it as a mom grizzly and her cubs were hanging out across the bridge in the hard-sided part.
First things first though, I planned to get high! I have been up to Fairview Mountain numerous times from Saddleback Pass but never up Saddle Mountain. Every time I was in that area I would think some day I will head up there. Today was the day!
My stars aligned for hiking & camping today!
arriving at Saddleback Pass
looking across to the summit of Fairview
looking down to Saddleback Pass (that little brown spot in the middle)
I was all over the top of Saddle Mountain.
On this end you can see down to The Chateau.
See colorful Temple Lake?
I think it's called that!
My new hammock is a keeper.
It swayed me to sleep.
After my nap, after dinner time, after fire time, I packed it in, in the daylight. I had low expectations for a good night sleep from what I had been told about the train noise. Whether the trains did not run, or because I was further back in the campground, or my ear plugs worked, I slept through the night. Then again, remembering back, I seemed to have my best nights of sleep when I am out in the woods sleeping in my tent.
Tomorrow is another day, that's all I can say. I have been having issues with which day of the week it actually is. I only know that tomorrow is day two of my camping trip. What else matters anyway!
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