Sat, May 3 2008 - Benchlands Loop at Canmore (View Original Event Details)

Event Coordinator(s): Frank V, Judy T
Participants:TERRY M, lulin l, Douglas C, Elena V, Dana B, Margie, Ling H, Claude B, Irene G, Yuko OKUI, Andrew N, Rita N, Ned A, Annette, Hilary E, Iren G, CRAIG I, John C, Ivan D, Judy T, Frank V

Click for Album
Write Up:
We started off on what was to be a pleasant stroll along the Benchlands trail on a beautiful Saturday morning. We had an eager group who decided that they were willing to cover a bit more ground than we had planned, so we added an extra loop to the route. Soon however, we hit a dry streambed and lost the trail. A few minutes of bushwhacking and we were back on track.

The trail opened up onto gorgeous views of the Three Sisters and Rundle ridge and so we found a beautiful spot for lunch. Carrying on, we soon found that we had lost the trail again! Another 500 meters of bushwhacking and we found the trail once more. Who would have thought you could get lost in Canmore? Finally though, we made our way back to our cars, a bit more tired than planned.

Some of us decided to treat ourselves at the Rose and Crown in Canmore before heading back to Calgary.

Thanks to a great group for the laughs and the camaraderie.