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The Amazing Canadian Rockies

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Four years ago I bought the Lonely Planet book on Banff and Jasper , but with other trips planned and then covid we never made it. Well in August I decided quit my job and take few months off and with the US & Canadian border I thought it was a perfect time to explore the Canadian Rockies. The nice thing about the Canadian national parks is you can have dogs on the trail (on leash) so we were able to bring Cedar with us.  I have to say I was blown away by the Canadian Rockies, every hike we went on I said was my new favorite hike. We have spent the last decade plus vacationing in the European Alps, which are amazing and I have to say the Canadian Rockies are on par with the Alps.   Below are all the hikes we went on with a brief description and photo highlights. I picked my hikes mainly using Alltrails.com and the Canadian Rockies Trail Guide . I also have to say I found the Moon Canadian Rockies more useful than my original Lonely Planet guide. My full photo dump  of the trip.  H

Day off run: Angel's Rest Gorge loop

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For our day-off run in April, we decided to run Angel's Rest in the Columbia River Gorge. It was a lovely day, with views you don't often get to see this time of year. We ran into several patches of snow, but also wildflowers beginning to peek through the early spring mud and moss. The waterfalls were full and majestic, and Cedar enjoyed himself immensely (as he always does!).  Once past Angel's Rest, we headed toward Multnomah Falls, cutting down from the top on the main, paved tourist trail. We used the old highway to connect back up to the trails and made a figure eight back to Angel's Rest, where we retraced out steps. See my Strava map here . It was great to be out on a sunny, early spring day and get some good elevation in!