Number 1: Sunrise at Two Jack Lake
By far, the most awesome campground I’ve ever stayed at is Two Jack Lakeside in Banff National Park. It was a small campground with only two sites actually on the lake that could accommodate an RV (and I use the term RV very loosely when referring to my teardrop camper!) I was able to get one of them for four nights last summer, and it was awesome. Waking up only a few feet away from a crystal clear lake and seeing the iconic Mount Rundle in the distance was just the tip of the iceberg!
On our third morning there, my dad and I woke up at about 4:30 am and hiked a couple of miles to the far side of Two Jack Lake for the perfect view of Mount Rundle. When I think of Banff, this mountain is the one that I picture. It towers over the Banff townsite, and when framed behind a pristine reflection in Two Jack Lake, it’s even more perfect.
We watched the sun rise for quite some time, seeing the pink sky overtake the top of the mountain with a soft mist on the cool water, and a dusting of clouds in the sky. I found so many great vantage points of the lake, and am really happy with the photos I took that morning.
The water isn’t turquoise, and there weren’t lightning strikes or rainbows like some of my other photographs, but it was a fantastic morning. I’ve traveled to so many incredible places, but Banff will continue to be my very favorite place on earth. I’ve visited three times, but see at least that many more visits in my future.