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Old 06-15-04, 10:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I survived the Kicking Horse River

After traveling 2000 km (from Winnipeg, we took the scenic route) to the Yoho national park nestled in the Rocky mountains my friends and I took on the Kicking Horse River.

WE WON!!!! well the parts that the guides took us on anyway. White water rafting is one of the coolest things I have done. It ranks right up there with camping in the rockies!!! Which I can now say I have done too.

We went on rapids that ranged from Class I (calm running water) to class IV (damn the boat almost flipped). It was awesome. There was a group that went through before us and they lost a Guide and one of the rafters. Fortunately both of them safely got back on the boat and they were able to continue on their journey.

We put 4000 km on a van in 4 days and we rode the last 600 km on a tire that was losing air... stopping every 45 min to an hour to refill it. It was an adventure for brother is building a website of our trip and I will post a link soon!

I have to say that I am very envious of all you people who live in or close to the Rockies.o> And Calgary is and amazingly beautiful city..the parts I saw anyway!

I tried looking for herps on the hikes that we went on but wasn't expecting to find anything as it was still cool in those mountains and i didn't see any herps however I saw a lot of chipmunks, magpies, other birds, ground hogs, elk , bears and there were cows EVERYWHERE!!! the cows weren't in the mountains tho just all over Alberta and Saskatchewan.


thats all for now cheers
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Old 06-15-04, 10:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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So THAT'S where you've been!!! lol

Sounds like a BLAST, my man. Pics are needed!
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Old 06-15-04, 10:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Ah...the Kicking Horse that's one cold, powerful river. I've been W.W. Rafting but not on the Kicking Horse yet, I'd like sounds like fun.

I love Yoho and have camped at the Kicking Horse camp ground a few times.

Sounds like you did too much time stay for at least a week so you can relax and take in the spirit of the Rockies.

p.s. Boo Calgary...Edmonton Rocks
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