Sounds cool! Looking to do a Banff trip this summer before Europe any tips?
In Shenandoah National Park. Your Banff trip would be an amazing experience. Keep yourself and your gear dry at all costs. Micromanage every once of weight you plan on carrying. Be prepared to set up bear bags to dissuade the grizzlies.
So did you end up bringing a proper tent or did you stick with the tree cocoons your friend wanted to sleep in xD
Explains the apparent dropping off the face of the earth. Cool thing to do after the week of O - too bad you couldn't extend the stay in California and do some hiking there. I remember one year Eddie (2009?) Eddie Bergeron did a long (couple weeks?) hiking trip in the Desolation Wilderness in the month preceding WOC after an A meet in that general area.