Banff, Alberta, Canada, North America
By Jill Moellering
This summer I enjoyed one of the greatest vacations of my life! Being a horseback enthusiast, I have always envisioned a horseback vacation – this was the year to try it.
|Our guide on the way to Rainbow Lake|
Check in at the Trail Rider Store on Banff avenue was quick, and in less than 2 hours I was on my horse ready to face the outdoors. My able companion for my 6 days in the wilderness was ‘Ace’, a fully black quarter horse – short enough to make mounting a breeze!
Over the next 6 days we spent time in 3 tent camps set up in remote areas of the backcountry, we passed less than a handful of hikers in our travels destined for their own tent camps miles away from a public road or hotel. The tent camps are quaint with cozy A-frame canvas tents, large kitchen tents, ouhouses, rail corrals, and an electric fence to keep the bears out! Meals were home cooked – ranch style meals at camp and picnic style for our lunches on the trail.
|The beautiful Rainbow Lake!|
I have partaken in lots of guided hiking trips to areas all over the world – but nothing has compared to my experiences on the back of Ace! I plan to head back next year for an Adventure Expedition, even more rugged, with new camp sites established daily. I strongly reccommend checking out their website at www.horseback.com if anyone is looking for a horseback adventure.