Lake Louise Banff

After Glacier Canada, we drove a few hours east to the Tunnel Mountain 2 Campground at Banff National Park.

tunnel-mt-2

The camping was pretty much a parking lot and some of us had to parallel park our trailers.

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Laura taking Tiffani’s sandwich order.

teahouse-hike

Amanda found a hike at Lake Louise that went to two tea-houses. A group of us hiked 3.4km to the first tea-house at St. Agnes Lake where we had some pretty good sandwiches for lunch.

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From there, some of our group turned back, while we pressed on to the second tea-house with Tim & Amanda and Kevin & Laura.

We enjoyed the second half of the hike so much more than the first. There was a lot less traffic and it was a bit more rustic. The views were incredible, and then it started to hail.

trail

When we reached the second tea-house we rewarded ourselves with treats. Brian had hot chocolate and chocolate cake and I had tea and tea biscuits with jam.

The entire hike was about 9 miles total and completely worth it. We had an awesome time.

Dinner Last Night:
We had a pot luck for our last night here in Glacier MT. I made vegetarian chili. Amanda’s vegan corn bread was so good I had 3 pieces (recipe please?) and Laura made a delicious green salad with purple cabbage and apples (dressing please?).

pot-luck

2013 Cost of Camping:
83 nights paid camping
164 nights free camping
247 days this year
Total spent on camping this year: $2,264.38
Daily average cost of camping: $9.16

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3 Comments

  • Reply terrie September 5, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    sounds great and is beyond vivid….

  • Reply Lindsey September 6, 2013 at 7:09 am

    Wow, the photos are amazing. My husband and I visited Banff in March a few years ago, so everything was white and frozen. I would love to go back to see the Lake at it’s finest. And I had no idea about the tea house hikes. Very cool!

  • Reply Rich September 6, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Gorgeous place, nice photos. Went there decades ago on my first motorcycle road trip…spectacularo!

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