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Hiking Is Where The Heart Is
- Take a Hike. . . But Bring Some Sexy Lingerie
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harpersmarket.com, September '06

Hiking Is Where The Heart Is
Take a Hike. . . But Bring Some Sexy Lingerie

The Fairmont Chateau Lake LouiseA hiking vacation can be exhilarating and sexy. Wickham Boyle shows you where to go and how to pack for maximum adventure and romance.

So you want to take a hike? A real one into pristine woods, with glaciers, blue green mountain lakes and vistas that make your heart go pitter pat. After that, you want to return as the sun sets and soak in a tub, perhaps get a massage, have a sumptuous meal and feel sexy in your noir lingerie while you and your sweetie relive the days adventure.

Seem impossible? Not at Alberta's Chateau Lake Louise deep in the Canadian Rockies. Ideal in summer or winter this resort hotel is nestled into the mountains and set on a turquoise lake that could make jewels weep. Lake Louise is visual drama so stunning you might be tempted to never leave the lake side chairs, but remember this vacation is predicated on the premise that if you hike, canoe, ride a wild pony or hang glide from a mountain top by day, your nights will be equally exciting. Interested?

Canada, it's not so far that you have to take your heart in your hands or worry about shots, visas or unfriendly natives. Grab your passport and cross the border into our northern neighbor and POOF, like magic, your dollar is instantly worth 45 percent more. How to get there? You can fly into Calgary and drive the four hours to Lake Louise. Just point your car straight for the Canadian Rockies and cross a stretch of plains so expansive it prompts natives to joke that a farmer can sit on his porch and watch his dog run away for two days. The landscape stretches out before you and you can't help but feel connected to pioneers and adventurers who have come before, even in a car. Of course, small planes can drop you right into Banff and Lake Louise is just a hop from there.

Approaching Lake Louise and the Chateau you feel as if you have fallen into a fairy kingdom. Cocooned by the mountains and wrapped in the calm of the Lake, one can sense a multitude of adventures that lie out there in this magic kingdom. Adventurers will revel in daylong horseback rides through pristine wilderness where meals are served from chuck wagons or paddle miles of rivers or lakes, hike d"copter" down into white water rafting. Back at the Chateau, instead of moaning about your aching back and backside you can sink into spa luxury.

Start with your luggage, you need to be confident the bags you bring will carry everything from hiking boots to a little black dress and to make sure they won't be compromised when traveling. Specialists stress keeping outdoor adventure clothes separate from your nighttime adventure goodies. The packing specialists from TUMI suggest a trio of bags including their new T3 which boasts interior pockets that separate your silks from your smart wool socks, even a big pocket for hiking boots. Laying out all travel items on a table or bed before you leave so that you do not keep adding unnecessary items is a great trick. Condensing is the key. TUMI advises that everyone carry a small bag onto the plane replete with necessary items like passport, a change of clothes, and whatever you consider essential.

The hotel and the surroundings are so romantic and, whether you want adventure or indulgence, it's all available. Since we suggest you do it all the big question is what to pack? We spoke to adventure gear folks and luggage specialists. Here's what they had to say:

The Tumi T3
Start with your luggage, you need to be confident the bags you bring will carry everything from hiking boots to a little black dress and to make sure they won't be compromised when traveling. Specialists stress keeping outdoor adventure clothes separate from your nighttime adventure goodies. The packing specialists from TUMI suggest a trio of bags including their new T3 which boasts interior pockets that separate your silks from your smart wool socks, even a big pocket for hiking boots. Laying out all travel items on a table or bed before you leave so that you do not keep adding unnecessary items is a great trick. Condensing is the key. TUMI advises that everyone carry a small bag onto the plane replete with necessary items like passport, a change of clothes, and whatever you consider essential.

North Face Tioga
Hiking boots and shoes are a very personal item. Do you want leather, new materials or a hybrid? Whatever you choose make sure you don't break in new boots on a trail but rather make tracks back and forth to the super market, pick up kids or hike your block before going out into the wild. For our adventure we have planned only day hikes so you can return for romance at night. That means you definitely won't be carrying a load heavier than 40 lbs, which makes the North Face Tioga a great bet in a low hiking boot. Whichever boot you wear we recommend the new smart wool socks which keep moisture away and give warmth to those trekking "dogs."
If you love to leave your legs out to hike or canoe but want to have the option of covering up try some of the new convertible cargo pants. All the adventure wear now comes in bold colors so go wild. In fact, Pagliaro says having a bright jacket is a fine idea for safety not just fashion wisdom.

N F's Outer Limits
By day's end you'll want to have that perfect black dress and some sexy lingerie to slip into after the tub, massage or whatever else your imagination provides. Don't worry about having multiple outfits, if you focus on the lingerie he won't notice that you have been in the same dress for dinner. If you play your cards right you may not put the dress on, but rather order room service and try on the lingerie.

Get SOME sleep because the sun peeks in early and nature beckons with more adventure.