Back to the Rockies

I visited Banff and Jasper a few weeks back, heading north through Alberta to the Yukon Territory. On the way back, I decided to hit Yoho National Park, on the western side of the Canadian Rockies, a short drive from Lake Louise. Its peaks are just as spectacular as its eastern sisters and its hikes perhaps even more so. I’ll find out more about the latter over the next few days. I’m staying in Field, BC, right in the middle of the park, now mainly a small tourist town, but at one time a hub for mining and lumber operations. Railroad tracks carved into and over mountain passes above Field and to the East enabled trains to carry goods and people to the area in the 1890s and the trains are still in service today.

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