Deja-vu, out her back door again and that is where our hike began!
Immediately the conversation began with so much to catch up on with each others life happenings. It was a treat to be hiking right from the get-go and experiencing early morning Banff without traffic and without people. We are at different places and experience and level with our hiking history but today we were equal. We enjoyed five hours of mountain air and exercise.
early morning view as we started out
a pretty picture
We crossed over the pedestrian bridge.
See our early morning reflection?
The route followed the river down low and then lead us up hill to Surprise Corner.
Yes to thumbs up!
our group summit shot
We each had our own way of expressing our accomplishment.
V for victory!
No check mark made here, X marks success!
I feel like I can fly!
in the middle of the meadow
We completed a great big loop and then it was time to call it a day and head on home .
I was sorry I did not record a track for today. I built one that roughly shows the route we took. I know it is not smack on but it gives a close idea. It was close to five hours later that we arrived back home and we still had a full day ahead of us.
enjoying the view and being with each other
After a leisurely delicious lunch, we hopped in the vehicle and headed on further west!
I could not imagine our visit would get any better!