Busy Day

Green curry scramble!

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Strawberries, cider, and belated 7-yr-anniversary massages!

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Angry Orchard cider SIX PACKS!!!

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Driving up to Santa Rosa…

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…for Greg P’s 30th birthday!

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Packed Day

Went for a run and discovered a new trail near our house!!

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Driving to Stanford… peace sign!

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Dress shopping with Hannah in SF!!!  (window shopping in this case)

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Dinner and dessert for my dad’s bday!

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New Years Eve 2015

Big day!!  Up at dawn for Disneyland with the fam, then ringing in the new year at Greg’s!

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Is this really LA…?

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Day 21—Coos Bay, OR to Humboldt, CA

  Waking up in Coos Bay, Oregon…

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Gluten free pancakes at Pancake Mill – yum!!

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Checking out Mingus Park…

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Driving down the Oregon coast…

Taking a hike from a random trailhead…

Made it back to California!


Redwood Gate to the Golden State!

One of our favorite parks…

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park…

Driving to Albee Creek Campground…

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Day 18—Vancouver to Seattle

Rainy and misty morning in Vancouver checking out the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

Canyon and skywalk…

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Tree canopy walk (smaller suspension bridges):

Extension onto the lake, carved into a fallen tree trunk…

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After an awesome lunch in Vancouver (Pinche Taco Shop), drove through the city and finally back across the border to Washington!

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So nice to be in Seattle!! :D

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Day 17—Glacier to Chilliwack, BC

  Saying goodbye to our campsite in Glacier NP (Illecillewaet campground)…

And our neighbors with their ridiculous vehicle…

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Stopping at Rogers Pass in the heart of Glacier…

There use to be railroad tracks across these towers!!

…and through these trees!

Some mushroom shots…

Some bugs procreating…?

Hemlock Grove…

Driving past the 3 Valley Gap ‘Ghost Town’…

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Heading west…

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And then there was this time we almost ran out of gas…

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Thank goodness for Hope, BC…

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Exploring Canada’s national parks has been a real treat, and we really hope to be able to come back some day to see more of the same parks, and to explore new ones!

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Day 15—Yoho National Park, to Glacier BC

Starting the morning in Johnston Canyon (Banff National Park)…

 

Driving through Yoho National Park!

Spirals Tunnels – woohoo train history!

Takakkaw Falls, one of the tallest in Canada…

Natural Bridge

Made it to Glacier National Park, British Columbia!

Campsite…

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Day 14—Columbia Icefield

Another very early morning, to drive up to Columbia Icefield, on the northern border of Banff National Park and southern border of Jasper National Park.

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Driving in a giant bus up to the icefield!
(look how steep that road is!)

Giant fissure!

So touristy… standing on Athabasca Glacier!

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Hazy day from the fires in the area… =/

Skywalk…

Yess construction!!

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Back at camp…

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Day 13—Lake Louise

Arriving early, to start the Plain of Six Glaciers hike…

Victoria Glacier…

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Plain of Six Glaciers Tea House!

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Avalanche!

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Walking toward the Lake Agnes tea house…

Made it to 1200 ft above Lake Louise (7000 ft elev), to the oldest tea house in Canada!

Gluten-free brownie…!

Mirror Lake and Big Beehive!

OMG imperial units in Canada!

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Descending back down to the Chateau Lake Louise…

Icelandic poppies…

Enjoying a dinner with a view…

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Lake Moraine at dusk…

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Driving back to camp at Johnston Canyon…

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Day 12—Banff National Park

Castle Mountain

Silverton Falls

The Cave… where Banff National Park and the Canadian National Park system began…

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Day 11—Kootenay and Canmore

After a lovely night in Windermere, we drove through British Columbia’s Kootenay National Park en route to Canmore, Alberta.

Young bighorn sheep…

Paint Pots Trail…

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Marble Canyon

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Arrived in Canmore (near Banff National Park)!

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View from dinner at the Iron Goat Pub & Grill…

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View from our motel room…

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Day 8—Highline Trail!

Starting off early….
Took the bus from Apgar to Logan Pass.

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Prairie dog?

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Mountain goats…

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Bighorn Sheep…

Marmot!

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Lunch break

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7.5 miles!

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Effects of the 2003 Trapper Creek Fire…

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11.6 miles—made it to The Loop!

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Day 7—Driving to Glacier

Northern Montana at daybreak…

Land of the free… (for sale)

Made it!

Sprague Creek Campground :)

Lake McDonald, just behind our campground…

Apgar Boat Dock on the south end of the lake…

FIrst time in a canoe!

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Trail of the Cedars…

            

 

Watching the sun set over Lake McDonald with some wedding mead.  :)

  

Goodnight Mr. Spider!

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Day 3—Crater Lake

Absolutely beautiful!  No filter!

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Annie Creek Canyon trail…

Driving the Rim…

Hanging out at Cleetwood Cove…

 

On a boat!  Learning about the caldera and its lake…

Devil’s backbone…

Pumice Castle…

My favorite: the Old Man of the Lake

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Wedding Day

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