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    Does anyone know if the federal parks are shortening their season?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    Anyone want a site at Chinook this weekend? Because of a miscommunication with a friend, I have this site to sell:
    Chinook PRA, Site A-1 (Pull-through site, over 60') Friday August 14-Sunday August 16 (2 nights)
    Loop A looked well-treed and quiet when I was through there last time. Chinook is a great place with a beautiful hike around the lake, and fishing as well.
    Cost to me was 26x2 + 12 = $64. If you slide me $60 TODAY it's yours, otherwise I'll cancel.
    Can confirm, loop A is great, and it wasn't a terrible walk to the lake from A-16.

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    We went backpacking this past weekend to Elbow Lake and had a blast. I sure enjoyed the simplicity of a couple of backpacks versus worrying about power water propane waste loading towing etc. All the creature comforts of trailer camping were missed.

    Pushing firewood up the hill in a chariot was a workout; don't skip leg day

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    Chinook campsite sold to my new buddy.
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    I have two backcountry campsites to twin lakes banff (tw7) up for grabs, aug 22 (1 night). Let me know, otherwise I’m going to be cancelling them.

    https://trailpeak.com/trails/Twin-La...Banff-AB-11537

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    Quote Originally Posted by prae View Post
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    We went backpacking this past weekend to Elbow Lake and had a blast. I sure enjoyed the simplicity of a couple of backpacks versus worrying about power water propane waste loading towing etc. All the creature comforts of trailer camping were missed.

    Pushing firewood up the hill in a chariot was a workout; don't skip leg day

    I camped here with my 4 year old earlier in the season, good trip for kids. We also made it out to The Point at the end of Upper Kananaskis Lake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 90_Shelby View Post
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    I camped here with my 4 year old earlier in the season, good trip for kids. We also made it out to The Point at the end of Upper Kananaskis Lake.
    Nice! Point is a bit longer of a walk; but it's definitely on my list for next season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent.ff View Post
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    Anyone ever use this:
    https://www.campalert.live/
    Looks like these guys are now a mandatory $5. Not worth it after failing for both Sabad and me!

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    how come there are only backpacking campsites in Kananaskis - theres no backpacking trails in the rest of the province?

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    Quote Originally Posted by prae View Post
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    Nice! Point is a bit longer of a walk; but it's definitely on my list for next season.
    She managed to hike the whole way out on her own but I had to carry her 1.5-2km on the way out. 50 lbs of gear and a 35 lbs kid on my shoulders, a bit more then 50% of my body weight but at least it’s fairly flat.

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    how come there are only backpacking campsites in Kananaskis - theres no backpacking trails in the rest of the province?
    There is backcountry camping in the national parks as well, Waterton, Banff, Jasper, Yoho...
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    Camping down by Tie lake this weekend. We're going to have our 1 year 3 month old pup in the tent with us. He has never slept in a tent before.

    Any tips to allow us to actually get some sleep?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lasimmon View Post
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    Camping down by Tie lake this weekend. We're going to have our 1 year 3 month old pup in the tent with us. He has never slept in a tent before.

    Any tips to allow us to actually get some sleep?
    White noise machine. Should help with all the chirps and howls at night that may get the pup barking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spike98 View Post
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    White noise machine. Should help with all the chirps and howls at night that may get the pup barking.
    You can get these sleep gummies from shoppers in a purple container. Pop a couple of those and you will be asleep within 10 mins guaranteed.

    6000200806112.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by nzwasp View Post
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    how come there are only backpacking campsites in Kananaskis - theres no backpacking trails in the rest of the province?
    There are a pile of backpacking trails that aren't in formal parks, or are within Wildland parks, so you're allowed to random backpack. Only need booking sites for the ones within K Country and Parks Canada really.. We're going backpacking this weekend with no booking

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    Camping down by Tie lake this weekend. We're going to have our 1 year 3 month old pup in the tent with us. He has never slept in a tent before.

    Any tips to allow us to actually get some sleep?
    I think you wont have issues. Get that dog a pile of exercise, swim in the lake, he'll sleep. Most dogs when camping dont get their normal amount of naps in through the day so are typically wiped out.

    one thing to note, make sure your sleeping pads are well protected. We bought brand new thermarests 2 weeks ago for backpacking and dog put a claw through one the second night when we forgot to put a towel over it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent.ff View Post
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    There are a pile of backpacking trails that aren't in formal parks, or are within Wildland parks, so you're allowed to random backpack. Only need booking sites for the ones within K Country and Parks Canada really.. We're going backpacking this weekend with no booking

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    I think you wont have issues. Get that dog a pile of exercise, swim in the lake, he'll sleep. Most dogs when camping dont get their normal amount of naps in through the day so are typically wiped out.

    one thing to note, make sure your sleeping pads are well protected. We bought brand new thermarests 2 weeks ago for backpacking and dog put a claw through one the second night when we forgot to put a towel over it.
    Yah we are hoping he is just too tired to care, but he is a pure bred border collie and not napping doesn't seem to phase him haha. Definitely have some of his towels and blankets to keep him comfortable. Should be a fun time!

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    I know there's at least 2 beyonders at chinook this weekend. Drop by and say hello.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent.ff View Post
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    There are a pile of backpacking trails that aren't in formal parks, or are within Wildland parks, so you're allowed to random backpack. Only need booking sites for the ones within K Country and Parks Canada really.. We're going backpacking this weekend with no booking
    Any ideas where I would find any listing of these my google search isnt bringing up much.

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    Best bet is to get a few guide books, as most of the website stuff you'll have to have an idea already to actually come up with anything. Daffern's K Country book, Dont Waste your Time in the Rockies, Where Locals Hike, etc.

    http://albertawow.com/hikes.htm#albertahikes

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    I agree with the two above mentioned guide books, Don't waste your time and where Locals hike. I also really like the Gem Trek maps, I relied on these for most of my backcountry camping trips.
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    The Backroad Mapbooks are a good source to look at as well

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