Off to Radium Hot Springs for a soak this morning. It rained during the night and snowed on the high peaks. Getting ready for winter.
We stopped for a short hike at a viewpoint for the HooDoos. Nice view of the surrounding peaks and a vista back to Banff.
|Looking back to Banff|
Just as we stopped at the hot springs it started to rain. A chilly walk under the highway. The hot pool is not too very hot and full of children. We finally find a couple of obscure hot water delivery pipes and spend time by them. We chatted with a couple from Edmonton. They had a relatively mild winter. After a nice soak we head off to find a place to camp for the night and have a picnic lunch.
|Radium Hot Springs|
Our first choice of campground for the night is full, so we head back into an edge of the Kootenay National Park for the night. We have a nice quiet spot, but they were almost full. We got a leftover “short” spot by virtue of our size.
After we get a camp site at the Fort Steele Resort we head over to the Historic Town of Fort Steele.
|The entry building was a brewery and this was a beer vat. Mmmm beer.|
|William and the brewery beer delivery wagon|
|Wm freaks in the territorial jail|
|We saw a cute melodrama about the fight to keep the railroad coming to Fort Steele. In reality the wiley developer won and the railroad went to Cranbrook. Fort Steele became a ghost town. Drat that Col. Baker.|
|A wagon ride about town|
|A trip on the railroad. The tracks were built for the town restoration.|
|Blowing off the steam to clear the boiler.|
|A view down from the high train stop.|
|William and old 1077|
|Sweeping up in the enlisted mens quarters|
|Boiled Mutton is on the menu|
|William and the log hauler|
|William by an old waterwheel that is now home to doves. We heard them cooing.|
|The old outhouses are boarded up. Unlike in Fairbanks where they are still in use.|
We had a fun afternoon in Fort Steele.