Saturday, February 20, 2010

Trip to Banff & Sulfur Mountain

The ride up the Sulfur Mountain gondola in Banff National Park dazzled the kids.

You can see the bottom building just behind Eric.

High enough that you can barely see the building.

View of the Banff townsite from the top of Sulfur Mountain.

Usually, you can climb up to the second, higher peak, but it was closed.

It was beautiful up there! We were lucky that it was a warm and sunny day.

An empty gondola approaching the top building.

Doing a little yoga in the snow. This is the hiking trail if you climb the mountain - it's a fairly easy 2-3 hour climb. I've done it several times. At the top of the hill to the right was about 30 Japanese tourists, who looked very confused that I kept doing yoga poses in various places! But I got some neat pictures, and the tourists got something to gawk at and a story to tell when they get back home...

The kids played in the snow while I was getting my yoga picture taken.

Driving home through Canmore at dusk. That's the 3 sisters mountain on the left.