Canadian Rockies road trip itinerary !

Day 1: Arrive at Calgary, rent car, drive to Jasper National Park Day 2, 3, 4: Jasper National Park Day 5: Icefields Parkway Day 6: Banff region of Banff National Park Day 7: Kootenay National Park Day 8 : Yoho National Park Day 9: Lake Louise region of Banff National Park Day 10: Drive from Yoho to Calgary via Banff …

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Yoho National Park, Canada

From Kootenay National Park, we drove through the town of Golden and Field into Yoho National Park.  The route took us through rural Canada that we would have otherwise not seen. Yoho is another national park that is well suited for backpacking trips than drive-to scenic spots. However there is a beautiful waterfall Takakkaw falls …

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Kootenay National Park, Canada

Just off of Banff National park are Kootenay National park and Yoho National Park. People tend to skip these national parks often. Especially Kootenay, because there are no drive-to view points on this park. You have to pretty much hike to see anything here. Since we had only given ourselves one full day for this …

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Icefields Parkway, Canada

Icefields Parkway,from Jasper to Lake Louise is a good 230KM highway that connects Banff and Jasper National Parks. It is one the most scenic highways to drive through in Canada. And I can vouch for it. View of Waterfalls, Glaciers, turquoise blue lakes, and snow covered mountains – thats what you get on this highway. …

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Jasper National Park, Canada

Jasper National Park is split into five major regions: Around Jasper Town Maligne Valley Miette Hot Springs Edith Cavell Icefield Parkway Here are the hikes we did at each region. We mostly did easy to moderate ones. However, there are “diamond” rated strenuous hikes and backpacking options in each of these regions. The longest hike …

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Dehydrated Indian food on the trail – Dhal Rice Recipe

Ever been on a long trip away from home and craved for the comfort food that you are used to. Dehydrating Indian food has saved us tremendously from mom’s food cravings, especially on backpacking trips and long international trips. This is another way, we save money when we travel to expensive countries.  Most Indian food, …

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Channel Islands National Park, CA

We visited the Santa Cruz Island, one of the 5 Islands of Channel Islands National Park. Since we went on the Memorial day long weekend, the campsite reservation had to be done almost 6-months in advance. Plus Santa Cruz Island is the closest and most popular one for visitors. We took the ferry from Ventura, …

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Alamere Falls, Pointe Reyes National Seashore, CA

Trailhead parking lot :  http://g.co/maps/ujy4t An approximately 10-mile round trip to the waterfall pouring into the ocean, this hike started off with a nice shaded section of eucalyptus trees.  There was a Highway 1 closure due to road conditions and we took a long detour via Muir woods to reach the trailhead. But, the drive is …

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