Recently Wayne, one of the guys from my hiking group, and I went in search of the cabin Billy Carver built in 1910 near Johnson Lake in Banff National Park. We found it and enjoyed taking photos and reading the sign that explained it all. Billy lived in the cabin for 27 years as a hermit. He did occasionally work at some of the mines in the area (Anthracite and Bankhead coal mines), but hardly anyone ever saw him.
After checking out the cabin we continued walking around the lake and were grateful for the sunny side of the lake as it was chilly in the shade.
Afterwards we met Chris, Wayne’s wife, in Banff for lunch at the Wild Flour Cafe.