Kicking Horse Campsite, Yoho National Park
Yoho Vally Road, Field, BC, V0A 1G0
Cost per Site: $27-30 (although we only paid $20 as the showers were down!)
Fire Pits: $8.80 (no restrictions)
Extra Costs: National Park Entry Pass is Required (costs varies for families/seniors/children but approximately $10 per person a day and can be collected at booths upon entry to the national parks)
Bear Boxes: Available
Toilets: Available with Electric Points
Showers: Available (in July 2014 not operational)
Extras: Couple of hiking Trails, day treks and evening activities/presentations
So the Sign Post Forest in Watson Lake. The history of it starts in the early 40′s when Private Carl K Lindley of Company D, 341st Army Engineers had been relieved temporarily from his post due to injury and put on light duties for recovery. It was upon being requested to repair the signage to the Military Airbase and Airport that Private Carl K Lindley, apparently a little homesick, decided to personalise the sign and pinned up his home town and the distance to it.
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Now I don’t know who of you may have been to such an event, but I can assure you it’s quite something. A whole two days of fun we spent at the rodeo feasting our eyes on horse bucking, chuck wagon racing, bulling throwing, calf catching, everything you can eat on a stick, blacksmiths, cow boys, cow girls and so much more!
And we’re BACK! Time to gather our thoughts, mull over maps, pack a few pants and get hit the road again! So far, so good. As we’re on a time schedule we’ve actually planned a route this time (unlike us!) and will be rocking the rodeo in Calgary before riding the rockies, careering up the Cassiar Highway, scooping over the Top of the World Highway before chasing our way to the tip of Prudhoe Bay! This time… we shall make it to the top! Mu ha ha!
So I awoke in the discomfort of the twisted bed clothes and a hot flush. Being 5am my limbs were barely operational and flailed in a drunken octopus manner trying desperately to untangle and remove the mensa puzzle of a sweat soaked bed sheet in some vague attempt to cool myself down. My flourishing arms, jarring legs and screwed-up eyed face let out grumpy grunts comparable to a ladies tennis match and increased my temperature to the infernos of hell until finally I was freed and laid sprawled in the muggy aired room. A few minutes passed and I hoped limply for a cool breeze to pass over my hotter-than-the-sun body.. but I found no relief.