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Old 08-26-2012, 03:45 PM
 
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Just outside of jasper is Mount Robson. I thought this area was much nicer than Banff.
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Old 08-26-2012, 03:58 PM
 
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You all are now making me ponder a trip to Banff/Jasper with the family. It's been a long time since I've been. Certainly harder with small kiddos, no doubt, but it could be great to experience together.
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Old 08-26-2012, 04:31 PM
 
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The view of the mountains behind Lake Louise. That's something you'll keep in your head forever. If the weather permits, you MUST go to Moraine Lake. Absolutely worth the drive. And the Athabasca Glacier. Just amazing.

I must consider lake Louise to. Is it near Baraff? If so, I would love to check it out.
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:13 PM
 
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I must consider lake Louise to. Is it near Baraff? If so, I would love to check it out.
It's between Jasper and Banff.
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:42 PM
 
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Just outside of jasper is Mount Robson. I thought this area was much nicer than Banff.
Just looked it up, it looks like the most beautiful mountain in Canada.
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:59 PM
 
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The mountains noted above are all fine mountains, but I will still say that my choice is the Sierra Nevada range. There is nothing like driving up US 395 from Bishop, CA to Reno, NV after a winter storm.
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:05 PM
 
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The US has mountains all over the place, most of the west, and others like the Appalachians, Ouachitas, Adirondacks, etc. All Canada has is a narrow band of the Rockies, unless you couint the Laurentians and the Annieopsquatch range and Riding Mountain, Manitoba.
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:47 PM
 
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I don't agree that the eastern rockies near Banff are really anything spectacular. Sure, if you've never been I guess. I lived there for 10 years, the shine wears off.
For me, highway 99 between Vancouver and Whistler will always blow my mind! The ocean! Tall tall trees! And the highway is better
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:25 AM
 
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I don't agree that the eastern rockies near Banff are really anything spectacular. Sure, if you've never been I guess. I lived there for 10 years, the shine wears off.
For me, highway 99 between Vancouver and Whistler will always blow my mind! The ocean! Tall tall trees! And the highway is better
I grew up in the foothills of the Adirondacks and not far from the Green Mountains and the Berkshires. None of them offer a "wow" factor for me, probably because as you said, "the shine wears off."
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:36 PM
 
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I grew up in the foothills of the Adirondacks and not far from the Green Mountains and the Berkshires. None of them offer a "wow" factor for me, probably because as you said, "the shine wears off."
The same could be said about anywhere really. I am a huge fan of the western/southwestern USA (AZ, NM, UT, CO especially) the area just blows my mind. Yet some people I meet from the area just say
"meh"
when I talk to them about it. When I tell them where I'm from (B.C.) EVERYBODY has so many questions about it, what's it like, "I want to visit so bad!"
And for me it's just..home, I guess.
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