We did two all day hikes with Dave around Lake Morraine and Emerald Lake in June 2016. He will tailor the hike to your needs. We did 10 or 11 miles each day and the vistas were incredible. Dave knows all the trails and wildlife and plants and flowers. We packed small lunches and had incredible views while we ate at great scenic locations that Dave took us to. Saw a marmot and babies running around. Chipmunks would approach us for food, but you can't feed them.
We also came within 30' of a large brown bear, probably a grizzly, above Emerald Lake. Dave whistled and clapped his hands on the trail as we ascended and then told us to stop. He saw a large movement in the brush up ahead. A few seconds later he whispered, "There," and pointed into the forest. Thru young pines and some brush, we saw a large brown shape strolling downhill about 30 feet away, parallel to the trail. It looked 7 feet long and 4 foot at the shoulder. We were still, and then it stopped and looked at us. I did get a shot of fear then. It just made an unfriendly jerk of the head in our direction and continued stolling down the hill. It was something else to see it that close. Could have been on us in a second. Dave had his large pepper spray but... Dave said he was glad we didn't take off running. it never entered my mind, I just wanted to follow Dave's lead. Thanks Dave!
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