Road adventures part 16:
So there’s a couple of teahouses in Lake Louise that can only be reached by hiking. We took the very scenic, very long, way around.
The teahouse was adorable and sat right next to lake Agnes and was perched at the edge of a waterfall. Quite the restaurant in the middle of nowhere.

Road adventures part 15:
It rained significantly less today and we decided to do the Bow Glacier Falls trail. It went around Bow Lake and led to the glacier fall it originated from.
Quite the lovely hike accept that the lake was covering portions of the trail and we had to nearly Tarzan it across holding onto evergreen branches.
It was worth it though.

Road adventures part 15:
It rained significantly less today and we decided to do the Bow Glacier Falls trail. It went around Bow Lake and led to the glacier fall it originated from.
Quite the lovely hike accept that the lake was covering portions of the trail and we had to nearly Tarzan it across holding onto evergreen branches.
It was worth it though.

Road adventures 14:
Now presently we are in Banff National Park. I have had my second ever Kinder Egg and it was just as good as I remember. It’s been cold and rainy, but we drove out to the ice fields to see some glaciers and ventured out to try and spot some pikas. It was quite the ride on the struggle bus but it was still pretty cool.

Road adventures part…uh…12?
Made it to Yellowstone! The temperature dropped quite a bit and I can definitely tell the air is thinner. I experienced hail for the first time. Funny that it happens to be in July.
We did a quick trail and found some wildlife almost right away as there was a bison right at the trail head. We also came across some marmots and ground squirrels. Bears had to have been in the area as there were some lovely markings on the trees, but luckily we came across none. Just in case we sang very loudly.

Night was creepy. Not a sound. No crickets, no frogs, nothing. The wimpy Floridian that I truly am came out with the subarctic sleeping bag I used. But alas, totally worth it.

And we’re gonna be junior rangers.

Road adventures part 11:
After a long stretch of highway and not actually having any solid food today, we wandered into a town called Sheridan and right into the most cozy cluttered bar and grill. Random signs, license plates everywhere, and quite gluttonous burgers.

We had a ball trying to get out, there was some sort if parade or something and we had to find out a way back to the car. The challenge continued when we had to get out with more areas becoming enclosed. Escaping by the skin of our teeth, we continued
Our great escape out to Billings, Montana for the night.

Road adventures part 10:
Made it to Mt. Rushmore. Ah, a mountain side carved into several rather large faces. Like how they pulled off Roosevelt’s glasses, very nice. We had to go through a scary cowboy version of the Las Vegas strip to get here and we also found out about Jefferson’s relationship with creating ice cream recipes.

After scuttling across all the buttes this morning the so called”strenuous trail” of mt Rushmore (there was actually a sign that said that) was more like a leisurely stroll through a disney world-esq boardwalk.

Road adventures part 10:
Made it to Mt. Rushmore. Ah, a mountain side carved into several rather large faces. Like how they pulled off Roosevelt’s glasses, very nice. We had to go through a scary cowboy version of the Las Vegas strip to get here and we also found out about Jefferson’s relationship with creating ice cream recipes.

After scuttling across all the buttes this morning the so called”strenuous trail” of mt Rushmore (there was actually a sign that said that) was more like a leisurely stroll through a disney world-esq boardwalk.

Road adventures part 9:
Badlands National Park. So randomly out of prairie and grass and cows comes this thing. Rising like wannabe mountains out from the grass are the badlands, a really kickass range of sedimentary rock formations that are great to climb and look painful to fall off of.

We camped there for the night in the itty bitty backpacker tents we brought and the sun made it’s appearance at 4:50 am that was a new thing?

We went for some ascending the buttes with great fashion and then proceeded to buttscuttle down in a not so graceful manner. I actually cracked my camera screen in one such act if descending but it isn’t too terrible.

Now it’s back to the road with the next notable stop being Mt. Rushmore.

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