Blogpost 15 It is awesome!


Well, there is so little time for blogging over here. In the evening my body gives me strong signs of disagreements about me still being awake. This 8 hours timedifference is more present then I could imagine in Holland. 

The flight was easy. In the plain to Canada i could choose out of 40 movies and I picked “…..to be single”. An easy positive feelgood movie. And what a amazing coïncidence: at the very end you see her reading “Wild”, just a glamp. And the last shot is her, solohiking in the mountains with a (not so big) rucksack and a nice quote of finally blablabla herself. She is about 25. 

At the airport in Calgary they gave me the keys of a VW Golf. Of course an automatic. No Ford Ka as I ordered. Owh oké…when I sat in car i had no clue how to start it. My head was blank. I had to ask a nice person to explain me how it worked. And there I drove to the first hotel, still in Calgary, in a car who actually goes forward when you push the pedal. 

Next day to Canmore, I checked in in a friendly B&B and saw my first wild animal. 

It was a day of doing shopping for al my trailfood, gazz, bearspray, afterbite, azaron, prikweg as much as I could get because the Canadian musquito’s also like me. Not much time left for a first lowlevel walk to get used to the hight. 

Minnawanka Lake


It is véry crowded in Banff…I spend too much time in the car in queues. And a parkingfine the first day. Who cares about $55 anymore? When I got home I only could sleep! 

In the morning scedule was calling.

I made my 3 kilo food for my first 5-days-backpacktrail. It looks very organised, not? Breakfast, lunch and dinners, yammie! No wine, no candy’s or cookies, no snacks….

Thats why i started only so late for the first serious hike. It was tough this first one. Watch the gradient!


I climbed 1000 metres, my heart was beating too fast to burn fat I am afraid. 


I was so lucky they only recommanded, I couldn’t bear $5000 now. I am still on my own. The bearspray was in my rucksack…pfff..next time i will put it on my belt…maybe.

It took me 3 hours to get on the top of Fairview Mountain. Deep down there was Lake Louise. Only Iphone photo’s for now. 

Friend at the top. And a lot of wind. I felt extremely happy! 


Tomorrow morning off for 5 days,  The Berglake Trail. No wifi for sure. 

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9 comments

  1. Wauw Caro! Het begin is gemaakt!! Ziet fantastisch uit daar en superweer…kan niet beter!
    Berenspray binnen handbereik is misschien wel ’n goed idee…💪
    Lekker lopen en genieten maar! 😘

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  2. Prachtige foto’s, ziet er schitterend uit. Genieten maar.

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  3. Nu kan t echte werk beginnen! Ben ik niet te zwaar op je schouder?💋

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  4. Geweldig Caro ! en die $ 5000 is een maximum fine, dus kan meevallen ;-))
    Geniet de aankomende 5 dagen van je geweldige avontuur. xxx

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  5. Vet!! Positieve jaloersie vanuit ons weer regenachtige kikkerlandje!

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  6. Fantastisch Caro! Met zo’n crappy begin kan het alleen maar beter gaan. Have fun.

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