Friday, May 29, 2009

The Sulphur Mountain Gondola, Banff


So on Wednesday I told you I went to the Banff Hot Springs after hiking up Sulphur Mountain...so I thought that today I'd better show a couple of shots of the hike.
The first picture shows the lower part of the switchback trail which was snow-free. The upper stretches of the trail were much more snow-covered..fun for snowball fights! On a switch-back trail if you hurry ahead it's easy to throw snowballs down on your friends still toiling up the trail below!
The second shot shows the Gondola...which is the easy way to get up the mountain! We took the Gondola down. This used to be free (a reward for the effort you put in to hike up) but not any more. :(
At least the view is still free!

7 comments:

  1. Beautiful images, great trail.
    The idea that the descent had to be a reward for your effort was a good one. Didn't it work?
    Now you have to pay both ways?

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  2. OOOO wonderful photos! I don't feel too comfortable in those "things" though. I went up Mt Howard in Oregon last year and was kind of feeling weird all the way up and all the way down! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  3. The place looks spectacular! It has to be great taking the gondola and watch all the gorgeous sceneries.

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  4. Wow what a cable car view! I want to hike on those trails!!

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  5. Gorgeous place! I would love to ride that gondola.

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  6. What a view. Spectacular!

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  7. Some people have all the luck !!! I went to Banff when I was maybe 9 years old, now you've taken me back... Thanks !

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