Mount Temple on the left in shadow, then Hungabee Mountain and Ringrose Peak behind the remnants of Horseshoe Glacier

Hiking Banff National Park – Lake Annette / Paradise Valley / Giant Steps

Like thousands of other Calgarians, we headed west for the August long weekend. We knew the trails would be pretty crowded, so we spent a bit of time last week planning for this weekend's hike. Our criteria: in Banff National Park, a longer hike (at least 15 km) which would deter most casual hikers, somewhere we …

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