Don't just dream it, plan it. Arrange the time off from work. Block out two weeks on your calendar with these words: "Hike Banff." It will do for your life what a double-shot of espresso does to your energy level. It certainly did for us.
When we wrote "Hike Banff" for the first time on our calendar, we were American citizens living in Oregon. Within a couple years, we'd immigrated to Canada and "hike banff" was scrawled on our calendar every summer weekend. Not long after, we obtained Canadian citizenship.
We eventually moved to Canmore, where the Canadian Rockies rise directly from our back yard and where we can, at will, hike Banff by be stepping out our door and walking into Banff National Park.
Intent is the engine. Words are the vehicle. Fuel a couple words with your intent, and the ensuing journey might surprise you. "Hike Banff" was our talisman.
"Hike Banff" is, or soon will be, on your calendar? Good. Now get this book: Done in a Day Banff, The Ten Premier Hikes. It will lead you to the area's most rewarding dayhike destinations. And it will ensure your time in Banff is as rewarding as you imagined it might be.
We're Kathy and Craig Copeland, the opinionated hikers. We're the authors of Done in a Day Banff. Our company, hikingcamping.com, publishes and distributes it.
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