Backpacking the Skoki Loop Trail – Day 2

Having returned to our campsite from our morning day hike to Lake Merlin we went about preparing lunch and tolerating yet another meal in the mosquito-laden bog with bug nets on. You have to take the good with the bad when backpacking the Skoki Loop Trail but it is tough to eat when so many…

Hiking Lake Merlin – Backpacking the Skoki Loop

Our second day on the Skoki Loop started at the Merlin Meadows campground, 10.5-miles deep into the Canadian Rocky Mountains. If you missed our 1st day’s adventure on the Skoki trail click here to catch up. Our second day’s itinerary wasn’t as challenging as the first but with nine total miles of ground to cover it wasn’t…

Skoki Loop via Packer Pass – Day 1

The night before our journey, Jennifer and I stayed at the Lake Louise campground. This way we could arrive at the Fish Creek parking lot early the next morning to start our backpacking journey of the Skoki Loop via Packer Pass. The first day is our longest and most challenging day with 10.5 miles ahead…

Skoki Loop Guide – Banff National Park

Any trip into the Canadian Rockies is going to be full of wild animals, rugged terrain, and surreal mountain beauty. Glaciers are still abundant here. There are places that if it were not for the nearly 90-year-old well-beaten pathways cutting through the terrain, they would feel extremely remote, as if no one else had ever…

Beaver Boardwalk Trail at Maxwell Lake – Best Canadian Rockies Hikes

#19 – Canadian Rockies Day Hikes: Beaver Boardwalk Trail Location: Hinton, Alberta Trailhead: Beaver Boardwalk Type: Loop Rating: Easy Total Distance: 1.5 miles Trailhead Elevation: 3,265′ Total Elevation Gain: 250′ Recommended Time: 1 hour Recommended Season: Year Round (Near sunrise or sunset) Beaver Boardwalk Trail The Beaver Boardwalk Trail at Maxwell Lake is located in…

Edith Cavell Meadows Trail – Best Canadian Rockies Day Hikes

#31 – Canadian Rockies Day Hikes: Edith Cavell Meadows Trail Location: Jasper National Park Trailhead: Mount Edith Cavell Parking Lot Type: Lollypop Loop (Out-n-back with a large loop at the end) Rating: Difficult Total Distance: 5.5-miles (Both Spurs Included) Trailhead Elevation: 5,840′ Total Elevation Gain: 1,781′ Recommended Time: Half-day Recommended Season: Late June – Mid…