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Gone Till Aug 3

Postby Masato » Sun Jul 18, 2021 2:36 pm

Hey everyone,

I am out today until Aug 3. May check in but not likely, looking forward to unplugging

- vacation phone/email responders ACTIVATED lol :D :D

Family Road trip from Edmonton through the rockies to Victoria to visit my Dad and brother. Bringing the kids.

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We are renting this bad boy from Edmonton until Vancouver, then we drop it off and walk on the ferry to Victoria
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https://www.fraserway.com/rentals/vehic ... -motorhome


We leave tonight. SO stoked.


I am leaving nobody in charge here, lol Let the chips fall where they may

Peace and Love to everybody

I will come back with some photos for yaz

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Postby Luigi » Sun Jul 18, 2021 10:21 pm

Thats really wholesome and awesome. You are on a good path my friend. I also approve your very Canadian use of yaz, its way cooler than yall. We will try not to burn the place down.
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Postby Edge Guerrero » Wed Aug 04, 2021 5:31 pm

- Today is August 4.
- I rent this space for advertising

Don't be selfish, preserve this world for the next generations.

I'll never long for what might have been
Regret won't waste my life again
I won't look back I'll fight to remain

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Postby Canuckster » Wed Aug 04, 2021 5:44 pm

A bear may have eaten him
People say they all want the truth, but when they are confronted with a truth that disagrees with them, they balk at it as if it were an unwanted zombie apocalypse come to destroy civilization.

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Postby Edge Guerrero » Thu Aug 05, 2021 12:09 pm

Canuckster wrote:A bear may have eaten him


- A hairy muscle guy?
Didn't knew that boss hammer swinged that way!


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- I rent this space for advertising

Don't be selfish, preserve this world for the next generations.

I'll never long for what might have been
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I won't look back I'll fight to remain

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Postby Masato » Fri Aug 06, 2021 5:41 pm

Hey all..!

Back and safe. We did see a bear but didn't get eaten :D

Work kicked as soon as we got back so I had little time to decompress or get online. Plus it was so nice to be away from internet for almost 3 weeks, wanted to stretch it a bit more. Twitter was right where I left it, lol I think I will cut down on that too

Here are some pics:

Flew to Edmonton. Could see the moon. Flying is so weird
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This is what we rented:
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Approaching the Rockies:
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When we picked up the RV there was a dude that just drove the reverse route, and he said you can't see shit, everything was covered in smoke from the forest fires. But when we got there it started clearing, and we had lots of clear mountain views.
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There was still lingering smoke in the air though:
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Amazingly, small campfires seemed to be OK (??). Saw plenty and no one made a fuss
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Postby Masato » Fri Aug 06, 2021 6:03 pm

Gondola in Japser: (I failed to convince my kids to do any serious hikes, lol)
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Jasper National Park:
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We camped by a glacier riverside:
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Rafting the next day. Have more pics but I'm too lazy to shoop all the Saku masks onto family pics lol
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Found a hiking trail that followed along a river canyon:
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Postby Masato » Fri Aug 06, 2021 6:04 pm

Drive from Jasper to Banff. It is really something to see, no understatement. Pictures do not do it justice
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We got into Banff super late, was dark and we couldn't see shit. I knew our side was on a lake but didn't tell anyone. Next morning we woke up to this right outside the RV:
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rare pic of Mrs Masato:
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I think this was my favourite part of the trip. I braved a cold swim but it was complete heaven once I adjusted
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Walked a trail that went around the lake as the sun came up. No forest fire smoke
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Lake Louise/Moraine:
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We took the longboards, hunting for smooth pavement along the way. Banff was great for this, the main street was blocked off to traffic, huge mountain views in the background.
I'm just noticing the capped pyramids in the lamposts now, lol
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Postby Masato » Fri Aug 06, 2021 6:04 pm

After Banff we drove to Revelstoke.

Everyone was saying that the road was closed, and the detour would be like an extra 5-7 hours of driving. But other hints suggested it was open, we saw lots of trucks heading that way and locals said it was only closing at night and they hadn't taken down signs yet from recent fire closures. So we took a chance and snuck through lol

Revelstoke is a place I will need to come back. I always heard the skiing was great there but never actually been there in winter. Was cool to check it out in the summer though, some of the lifts were open for bikes and hikers etc. Small town, not much touristy stuff but apparently lots of snow. The town is tough and down to earth, just a little hardcore ski town with metal roofs lol you know it gets good snow when all the houses have metal roofs:D
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I'm telling you, BC ski town folk are my kinda people, lol:
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This pic is for Som and Mega :D :
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Lil Masato and I went for a short explore from the campground, found these tracks to follow for a bit. Some good father-son time.
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Postby Masato » Fri Aug 06, 2021 6:04 pm

Next day we rented a car so we could go off-road to go find some natural hotsprings.
Day started with a ferry ride into Nakusp. This is fresh water lake, the ferry is free:
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Logging road for a few KMs, then a tricky path down through the forest to the river
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Hotsprings are right next to a COLD river. There are a bunch of pools and they are HOT..! Like where it comes out of the rocks it is actually so hot it will burn you.
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