Documenting Days Gone By
photos are scanned from prints
information is from what I wrote in a journal
Yoho National Park from Takakkaw Falls
August 15, 2003 - Friday
25 km round trip
10:00am - 8:00pm
What an amazing hike! Scenery was beautiful. Stopped just after 3 hours at a Chalet for tea and muffins. I couldn't believe where I was and what we accomplished. Not a very busy trail. I would love to hike here again. Even just to do parts of it.
Looking back: When my friend invited me to join him to hike in Yoho National Park, I had no idea what I was in for. I had never heard of the place before. He explained some of it to me and I figured I was in good hands as he was a big hiker and also a police officer. I did not own a first aid kit, did not even know you should carry one, I don't even know if he had one. I had just enough food and just enough water, or what I thought was enough. No one ever told me to take extra. As we were getting into lots of ascending, he began having breathing issues and needed to stop often. I became concerned. He timed his pulse and said he needed to sit for awhile. I remember he asked to check my pulse, he did then he asked me if I was alive! Mine was around a resting rate, this was when I was big into long distance running and I then began realizing the benefits of running associated with hiking. His breathing issues were not issues, I learned that it just goes hand in hand with steep extended ascending for some people. It was a long day of hiking, I ran out of food and I ran out of water. On the drive home we stopped in Canmore for some quick fast food and drinks. Then after that, the highway was closed for awhile because of a fire on both sides of the road. The firemen and trucks were there putting the fire out and then eventually allowed the traffic to go through. I remember walking through my front door at 3:00am the next morning.
view of Twin Falls
Twin Falls Chalet
snack break along the way