We left the Crowsnest area of British Columbia and headed north along the west side of the Rockies, through Kootanay National Park and into Banff National Park. It was just more beautiful mountain scenery, although as we set up camp low clouds stared rolling in. Setting up camp entailed plugging into an electrical outlet along the side of a road. Our rig is too big to fit in the more rustic campgrounds so we are in what is basically rows of asphalt lined with campers and RVs. However, all we have to do is look up and we are surrounded by the majestic Rockies. I walked around snapping some shots of the great views and we drove into Banff Village to pick up some supplies and enjoy the sights there. It was a good thing we did this right away, because this would be the last time we would see these glorious peaks.
It has been raining for three days. No fishing, no enjoying the miles of trails that beckon, no visiting the canyons and waterfalls that were on on list of things to do. When it has let up we have driven around to see some of the sights, but mostly we have hunkered down, done some laundry and caught up on our reading. The mountains are shrouded in clouds and mist. The Bow River has reached record levels, Calgary, to our southeast, is evacuating major areas and is in a state of emergency and the road we are to take to Lake Louise tomorrow is closed due to mud slides. We have extended our stay here for a day and wait for word that the road is reopened. However it is still raining, the water is still rising and we will stay put until it is safe to move on. On the bright side I have time to catch up on my postings, now we just have to go find some Internet access.