Bugaboo Mountains near Radium Hot Springs
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Hiking in the Bugaboo Mountains
Only the serious hiker goes much beyond this four-wheel drive up to the Bugaboo maintain range in British Columbia. Pick up a local map at the tourist office in nearby Radium Hot Springs and pack your lunch and camera. After you leave the main road, it’s a 40-minute, tooth-jarring drive to a parking area. Make sure you use the communal supply of chicken wire to surround your car to prevent the local porcupines from shredding the tires and anything else made of rubber. We took the gentler walks along the streams through the wildflowers. Photo opportunities include glaciers, wildflowers, big-horn sheep, and cars encased in chicken wire at the parking area. Radium Springs makes a good place to stay. Groups of big-horn sheep wander into town at dawn to graze. For lunch, try the outdoor seating at the only golf course, and enjoy the wonderful view in all directions.
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