While planning our spring trip I had debated whether or not to visit Canyonlands National Park. It was the least dog friendly out of all of the 5 national parks in Utah… but it would have been the only park of the Mighty 5 that I would not have visited. Knowing myself, and we’re going on 35 years now, I knew it would bother me not ticking all 5 national parks off my list. Especially considering I would be about 10 minutes away from the state park we were visiting, Dead Horse State Park.
We arrived to Banff National Park mid-day and checked ourselves in at the Tunnel Mountain Campground. Here we were given the same ‘bears were going to eat us’ lecture that we had received at Lake Louise. The warning came because we were sleeping in the back of the truck under a canopy in the camper section of the campground. Like Lake Louise we should have camped in the tenting section so we would be surrounded by the electric fence. This campground however had actually seen a black bear on the grounds earlier that week. Eh – I’m from Idaho. I can deal with a black bear or two. Maybe not a grizzly however!