Here is a quick look at the spray river loop if you were interested in an easy , scenic 10 miler.
We set off at a reasonable hour of what was a fresh morning in the Rockies. We headed out at a modest 8 minute mile unknowing what distance the loop was and that the complete journey could lead us up thousands of feet in elevation. The run had not been documented anywhere and the correct distance and elevation climb was difficult to work out. We started out at the North Face store on Banff Ave and headed south of the Banff Springs golf course to join the Rundle riverside trail. The trail was amazing, extremely technical and had that unique wet, fresh smell to the forest. You feel and you 'are' totally in the wild. Eventually after 10 miles the trail starts to climb as you head towards the Canmore Nordic centre. You know your there as you join the nordic skiing trails and you know your gaining elevation as the temperature drops and you begin to feel the crunch of snow beneath you.
The first sign approaching the Nordic centre. Still quite a few miles of x country trail before getting close.
Hey ladies sorry but we re taken.. Fun times in Fernie as usual!
Retards. Back to Lees to play pass the Dj.
We awoke to a big dump. Not poo, but snow.
So we risked it and typically the further we got away from the Lake the less snow there was, this seems to always be the way.
BUt when we got up there was at least 20cm. Waist deep in the steeps! Win!
You know you ve had a good days shred when the Ptex comes out later. Fixing Adams board.