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Old 01-14-2012, 08:28 AM   #11
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Now try Maligine Canyon in Jasper... park at the 5th bridge and walk up to the tea house ... Plan for atleast 4 hours... I love it and do it every time I am there.
We canoed on maligime lake two summers ago. It truly is spectacular We will have to do that hike for sure next time.
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A hike I want to take is Angelís Landing Trail, Zion National Park, Utah. Don and I both chickened out last time we were there as he wasn't in shape (so he says ) and I'm respectfully scared of heights. At some points up on the trail, the trails narrows down to a few feet wide with 1,200′ vertical drop on one side, and an 800′ vertical drop on the other. Apparently the views once you hit the top are to die for (pun intended). I really think I'm up for the challenge and can conquer the hike. We both agreed that we would take the hike on our next trip there (palms sweating just thinking about it LOL)

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All these beautiful pictures is making me wish summer was here. I hear you about some of the crowded trails such as those around the Grand Tetons (my favorite place). What I've found though is once you get past the first mile on those trails...the crowd things pretty quickly. Whenever I see someone starting at the trail-head with a can of pop or Pringles chips in hand...I know they're not going to be with me very long.
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Our favorite hike was a two mile hike in Acadia Nat'l Park. When I thought of hiking, I thought it was along a trail through the woods. What it ended up being was literally climibing up and down large boulders, but ended up to be a beautiful and scenic hike!

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Old 01-15-2012, 09:45 PM   #15
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All these beautiful pictures is making me wish summer was here. I hear you about some of the crowded trails such as those around the Grand Tetons (my favorite place). What I've found though is once you get past the first mile on those trails...the crowd things pretty quickly. Whenever I see someone starting at the trail-head with a can of pop or Pringles chips in hand...I know they're not going to be with me very long.
Yeah, the bears tracking the food scents will clear them off pretty quick. Seriously though that's always been a concern for me. Can't quite relax and just enjoy the scenery sometimes
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Rarely have some inquisitive blacks wonder why we are walking. Neighbour suggested a 'bear banger", little stick with a flare/noisemaker on the end, since getting it last year have never seen another bear. (?).
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When hiking/backpacking in bear country I always wear a bear bell attached to my belt or pack, and tap it once in awhile. As long as they know where you are the chances of a siting is rare.

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When hiking/backpacking in bear country I always wear a bear bell attached to my belt or pack, and tap it once in awhile. As long as they know where you are the chances of a siting is rare.

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Those in the know call them dinner bells... that includes park rangers.... its just the shops that sell them to the tourists...
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