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18 January, Mt Hector, Banff National Park, Canada

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 4:29 pm
by skykilo
Mt Hector from Vulture Glacier on the Wapta Traverse.
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After a wonderful vacation in New Mexico and Utah during December, Vancouver sensory deprivation started wearing on me quickly in January.

I convinced Jason that a quick trip to the Canadian Rockies would fit the bill. We spent the long drive brainstorming over my collection of maps and guidebooks. Mt Hector seemed like a worthy objective. At the Mosquito Creek Hostel, in response to our idea, several locals said something to the effect of, "Do what in January?"

Skinning up the Hector Glacier.
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The area in the background looks way off the charts for future fun.
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Kyle snowboards from a subsummit of Hector.
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The new puffy was worth every penny.
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Kyle on some Rockies pow with the Icefields Parkway in the background.
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Slide for light.
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Jason took a photo of me and nailed a convergence of natural phenomena.
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Switch to the road. Love that access!
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Some scenery on a tour above Lake Louise the next day.
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We made a quick tour at Rogers Pass to break the monotony of the long drive on the way home.
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Love those Canadian Rockies!

Re: 18 January, Mt Hector, Banff National Park, Canada

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:59 pm
by Diamond Dachshund
Looks like it was cold but the snow was oh-so-nice.

Why is that you park in a driveway and drive on a parkway?

Re: 18 January, Mt Hector, Banff National Park, Canada

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:49 am
by DonJuanPakistan
This demands further investigation.

Re: 18 January, Mt Hector, Banff National Park, Canada

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:41 pm
by Jason Hummel
Sick! We got it good.