Hello from Kentucky - ClubTread Community

User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-16-2017, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
Hittin' the Trails
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Kentucky, USA
Posts: 4
Default Hello from Kentucky

I just stumbled on this forum after looking for Canadian Rockies trip reports. The photos make me very excited to return to the area again. My wife has a conference in Banff in the middle of June and we are going to do a little dayhiking before the conference and then I am going backpacking for 3 nights while she "works". I live in Lexington KY and do the majority of my backpacking in KY, TN and NC. One of these days I'm going to make it out west to enjoy all of the views. The last year or so, I have been posting my trip pics on a blog since I found that I would take pictures and then never really look at them after a trip. You can check it out if you would like. I also homebrew, hence the blog name backpackandbeer.blogspot.com scott

My trip reports: backpackandbeer.blogspot.com
wsp_scott is offline  
Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of (permalink) Old 04-16-2017, 12:12 PM
Hittin' the Trails
 
renebrar's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Posts: 35
Default

Welcome! Sounds like my story. I have an annual conference in Banff in early/mid June which also brought me here for advice. Just curious -- where are you thinking of backpacking in the area?
renebrar is offline  
post #3 of (permalink) Old 04-17-2017, 11:02 AM
Administrator
 
VSDM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: GTA
Interest: Hiking, camping, photography, reading
Posts: 236
Default

Welcome to ClubTread

I know what you mean about those photos never being looked at again! I do the same thing.. and I have a knack of corrupting everything I hold them on so I lose a good chunk of them too. Maybe hosting them online would be a better idea
VSDM is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of (permalink) Old 04-17-2017, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
Hittin' the Trails
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Kentucky, USA
Posts: 4
Default

I was hoping to hike in to Mt. Assiniboine from Sunshine, but it looks like the snow might make that impossible. I was also thinking about the Iceline Trail in Yoho, but not sure about snow there. At this point, I am uncertain of where I am going. I need to do some more online scouting.

I'll have a couple days to scout and maybe talk to someone at the Banff visitor center. Hopefully, it is early enough in the season that site reservations won't be an issue in Banff or Yoho.

I have found keeping a blog to be a bit of a pain, but I like being able to look back at previous trips. I also like it because I have my trip reports all in one place. I can post photos to online forums and then a link to the blog with more photos and details.

My trip reports: backpackandbeer.blogspot.com
wsp_scott is offline  
post #5 of (permalink) Old 04-22-2017, 07:12 PM
Hittin' the Trails
 
renebrar's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Posts: 35
Default

Starting from Banff in mid-June, we've done three trips. Lake Minnewanka which is really easy and snow free.

Then we did Glacier Lake which is farther up north and a little more rugged/wild. I'm told Glacier Lake is situated such that it's one of the first backcountry hikes in the area to become snow free.

And then last year, we drove from Banff to Glacier NP in BC and went up to the Asulkan Hut. Just epic!

Last edited by renebrar; 04-23-2017 at 01:26 PM.
renebrar is offline  
post #6 of (permalink) Old 04-23-2017, 01:40 AM
Headed for the Mountains
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Richmond, BC
Interest: Skiing,Backpacking,Searching For/Exploring old Ghost Towns & Mines, Prospecting,Fishing,4Wheeling
Posts: 100
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wsp_scott View Post
I also homebrew, hence the blog name backpackandbeer.blogspot.com scott
Just home brewed beer? You sure about that? I thought you guys all brewed moonshine out there. If so, I could use some...
ChubbyTuna is offline  
post #7 of (permalink) Old 04-25-2017, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
Hittin' the Trails
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Kentucky, USA
Posts: 4
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChubbyTuna View Post
Just home brewed beer? You sure about that? I thought you guys all brewed moonshine out there. If so, I could use some...
I've thought about trying to make whiskey, but it is illegal. More important, it is a lot cheaper to just buy it

Quote:
Originally Posted by renebrar View Post
Starting from Banff in mid-June, we've done three trips. Lake Minnewanka which is really easy and snow free.

Then we did Glacier Lake which is farther up north and a little more rugged/wild. I'm told Glacier Lake is situated such that it's one of the first backcountry hikes in the area to become snow free.

And then last year, we drove from Banff to Glacier NP in BC and went up to the Asulkan Hut. Just epic!
Thanks for those suggestions, I appreciate it.

My trip reports: backpackandbeer.blogspot.com
wsp_scott is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
 

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1