Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Tunnel Mountain -- Dec 30, 2007

For our final hike of 2007, N and I decided on a quick power walk up Tunnel Mountain. It's a short hike, but it never lets up. And you can't beat the views.

It doesn't take long before you have an amazing view of the historic Banff Springs Hotel:

It looks a lot colder than it really was. A nice winter view of Banff:

From the other side of Tunnel Mountain, looking out over the valley between Banff and Canmore. This is the Bow River along the Banff Springs Golf Course (I believe that's the clubhouse in the top centre of the photo). The path of the almost frozen river through the snow was fascinating:


cayla said...

Wow, hiking that much sounds really nice, I live in the Appalachain range and I love to hike, not as much as you obviously, but still. Do you live in Canada or are you just there right now? Canada would be fun =)

Michelle said...

I get to live in Canada. ;-) It's beautiful here and I'm very lucky to live so close to the Rockies.

I've been reading a lot about the Appalachian mountains lately... I'd love to hike there, it seems so different varied from the trees and animals we see here. And it looks beautiful.