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post #31 of 48
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LMAO....anything is in the realm of possibility. The question is how much of a hard ass are you? Hopefully you don't get a -40 cold snap through the rockies.

 

I find it hilarious that you are talking about walking a highway to resorts, and people are suggesting some very serious multi day tours through very serious and remote terrain.

 

 

 

 

Kicking Horse to Rogers pass anyhow is a classic ski traverse, and gets done more than you might think. Finishing it to Revy would probably be pretty awesome.

 

 

 

 

Seriously? What are you trying to do kill the guy? He's talking about walking on a highway, and you are suggesting that he tackle some extremely dangerous terrain solo? There is absoulutely nothing straight forward about heading through that route you suggest. Getting up to Abbot pass through the deathtrap involves a slotted glacier, serac exposure, serious avalanche exposure in a "death trap" (named for a reason) and then an entirely different avalanche prone couloir down to lake O'hara. It's a ski mountaineering trip. You'd have to be an idiot to suggest this to some one looking to walk a highway and ski at resorts.

 

Another FYI, there is no camping between Banff and Lake Louise off of the highway or 1A if heading through.



Skinning also. not just walking

post #32 of 48

actually there is camping on the a1. Johnston,Castle and Protection unfortunately they usually shut down in Sept but as this seem to be thread on a imaginary trip I didn't think he would mind the imaginary digging down to camp out on a frozen outhouse floor.  I would prefer to book into a soft bed at either Baker Creek or I think the other one is Castle. Deathtrap/Abbot is a route that I agree  anyone contemplating strolling down a highway is not likely taking.

post #33 of 48

^yeah, it's totally not advisable to camp in closed areas. The wardens will hand out rather large fines, and the local papers are full of examples of people getting made examples of in court due to illegal camping. Just not worth the hassle IMO.

 

Pontoonmconks. If you are serious about doing some thing like that, then Lake Louise to Jasper would be pretty awesome. Plus you get the bouns of very very very light traffic, hardly anyone traveling on that stretch of road = less risk of getting plowed over by a moron Calgarian. No commercial truck traffic either. There are a couple hostels on route that I think are open in winter also. Nice side trips for skinning laps if on skins.

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Haha moron Calgarian. Thats my opinion of em toobeercheer.gif Im seriously thinking about it. I think it would be the trip of a lifetime.

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^yeah, it's totally not advisable to camp in closed areas. The wardens will hand out rather large fines, and the local papers are full of examples of people getting made examples of in court due to illegal camping. Just not worth the hassle IMO.

 

Pontoonmconks. If you are serious about doing some thing like that, then Lake Louise to Jasper would be pretty awesome. Plus you get the bouns of very very very light traffic, hardly anyone traveling on that stretch of road = less risk of getting plowed over by a moron Calgarian. No commercial truck traffic either. There are a couple hostels on route that I think are open in winter also. Nice side trips for skinning laps if on skins.



 

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So if in our many travels to the Parkway we see some random nutjob traveling solo walking along the highway carrying skis or skinning with no car in sight we'll be sure to offer up a beer....

 

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Haha moron Calgarian. Thats my opinion of em toobeercheer.gif Im seriously thinking about it. I think it would be the trip of a lifetime.



 



 

post #36 of 48

Remember to post when you leave and in which general direction you were headed so we can get our bets down. And if you actually get underway I'll buy the first drink when you arrive at the next resort.    

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Exactly

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So if in our many travels to the Parkway we see some random nutjob traveling solo walking along the highway carrying skis or skinning with no car in sight we'll be sure to offer up a beer....

 

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post #38 of 48
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Haha sounds good..

 

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Remember to post when you leave and in which general direction you were headed so we can get our bets down. And if you actually get underway I'll buy the first drink when you arrive at the next resort.    



 

post #39 of 48

Keeping everything else in mind that you were already told here.. don't forget this is a national and animal refuge.  So don't bring you gun but be prepared with a little food when you're camping in that cold ice covered, closed camp ground.  Cause if the warden doesn't show up to fine you, you might need something to bribe a bear or moose or such.  Usually it's wisest to hang your bribe in a tree so he doesn't come in the tent looking for it.

post #40 of 48

Or...more useful, pack your bear spray...  Useful on humans who want your stuff, too.

post #41 of 48

I'd wear a helmet.

post #42 of 48

Last winter I did a Banff to Golden to Revelstoke and back again...driving Highway 1 in snowy conditions, especially around Golden, was dangerous enough (in a 4x4 pick-up truck)...I'd pass on walking.  In fact, I'm not sure I saw a single pedestrian the entire route...with good reason.

post #43 of 48

South Carolina eh? You guys do realize that bears den through the winter right?

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Cause if the warden doesn't show up to fine you, you might need something to bribe a bear or moose or such.  Usually it's wisest to hang your bribe in a tree so he doesn't come in the tent looking for it.

 
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Or...more useful, pack your bear spray...  Useful on humans who want your stuff, too.

 

 

 

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haha I was about to point that out but you beat me to it.

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South Carolina eh? You guys do realize that bears den through the winter right?

 

 



 

post #45 of 48

I was thinking just as much about the moose and people.  Yes, I know bears den throughout the winter.  But just because it's labeled as BEAR spray doesn't mean you can't use it on other threats.  
 

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South Carolina eh? You guys do realize that bears den through the winter right?

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Cause if the warden doesn't show up to fine you, you might need something to bribe a bear or moose or such.  Usually it's wisest to hang your bribe in a tree so he doesn't come in the tent looking for it.

 
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Or...more useful, pack your bear spray...  Useful on humans who want your stuff, too.

 

 

 



 

post #46 of 48

Any animals or people will only provide entertainment. Frostbite hypothermia and starvation are the real dangers. Along with getting hit by a car if you stay on the road or increasing the natural hazards if you get off the road. 

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Thanks for the Link. Great read

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