Sunday, July 19, 2009


When the forecast was predicting 30 degrees (86 for our Southern friends) and a fire ball of sunshine for this weekend, I knew that I wouldn't be going too far from home. It's not very often it hits 30 degrees in Banff and I wanted to be sure to get a piece of the heat! So after considering various options, I decided to run from Sunshine to Mt Assinboine, camp overnight, and then run back out the next morning. The 29 km to Lake Magog was a lovely mixture of alpine meadows, forests, funky rocks and beautiful views of the Canadian Rockies' own version of the Matterhorn. It was a toss up where to camp but the mosquitos were pretty bad at Lake Magog so I ran back to Og Lake where it is more exposed. After a yummy breakfast, I hot-footed it back to Sunshine Meadows and enjoyed every minute of the 22 km trail. It was hard to believe that I was back in my house by mid morning - very civilized!

Mt Assinboine
My campsite for the evening.
Another fab-o weekend!


  1. That sounds wonderful. I should just run/camp by myself like that. I felt liberated when I first trail-ran alone. Hmmm.

  2. Looks like a fun time out there. Also love the pics.

  3. Thank you Brenda!! i have now visited your blog and I love all the info and insights on the wonderful backyard that we are blessed to have at our doorstep..the Canadian Rockies!!

  4. Hi there Lisa - yes, we're definitely lucky to have this in our backyard.