|Rockies at Kootenay National Park|
Our first real hike of the trip turned into a hour-long jaunt up Tokumm Creek to the head of Marble Canyon. We walked along a winding trail, noting the glacial blue of the stream.
|Hike along Marble Canyon|
|Marble Canyon Falls|
We didn't spot any bears, but we did see what Allen calls a ground squirrel and I call a chipmunk. Which is it?
The rest of the trip should have been uneventful, a drive of about 100 miles to Calgary.
But we ran into the mother of storms as we approached Calgary. Heavy traffic and hail so loud and heavy, everyone pulled over by an underpass -- after 15 minutes no real let up, so we continued, with rainwater sloshing over the freeway in nearly impassable puddles. Tornado warnings continued as we checked in for the next several days here in Calgary. Just now, a few hours later, clear skies and a sweet sunset suggest a good night's sleep. Tomorrow, museums and a quiet library are on the agenda.
Hope your summer travels are a little less eventful.