Alberta continues to amaze me. The diversity in everything – from the weather, the landscapes, the flora and fauna – even the people vary greatly from region to region. We have hardcore city dwellers that never leave Calgary and then there’s people who live in the city and can’t wait to get out of it every weekend. Rural farmers and small town folk who love coming to the city to visit but detest driving in the chaotic traffic. Then there’s the young hipsters who live and work in the small mountain towns. They come from all over the world to work at the hotels and restaurants in Banff and Jasper. Personally I love it all!! The views are always amazing and the places to visit are limitless – best of all though are the people you meet along the way.
I met up with a buddy a couple weekends ago and he took me out to the Ghost Valley area. I’d been up there a couple times when I was much younger and so was really looking forward to our trek. The road he took is just off the Forestry Trunk Road west of Cochrane. The initial part of the road was great – Hank Laramie (the name of the truck we were driving in) was loving it – but once we started fording rivers it got super bumpy and slowed old Hank down a bit! The “trail” took us along the river for awhile, then it was drive right through it. We had to ford the river about 10 times, including the return trip. We were right at the base of the mountains in the evening hours and made our exit just before dark. Such a fun adventure! Thanks for the ride Hank!
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