North Peak – mt Burke April 1, 2017

Snowshoe thrash in the trees. about 700 m, 11 km and 5.5 hrs. No pics

Little Galatea Snowshoe Jan 9, 2016

pics Wietse pics

Commonwealth Ridge April 21 2013

  A snow shoe trip with Dave S.  Good quick trip although a lot colder than expected.  Best access to ridge is to stick with the ski tracks until past the right side of the cut block and then keep going through trees until on the main treed ridge and then turn left and go […]

Fortune Peak

  Snow shoe trip with Kevin, Wietse and Vern.  Kevin’s 49 th peak on his Summits For Seniors fundraising.  Great cause. Steeper parts in trees were a thrash as breakable crust over sugar.  We were paddling in places so thanks to the trail breakers.  Longer shoes were a hassel on the way down as front […]

Thunder Mountain Dec 2, 2012

  Thunder mountain is the first mountain in the Canadian Rockies that was climbed by a non native(Peter Fidler) in 1792. Fidler is the first european  to explore Southern Alberta and view the southern Canadian Rockies.  He wrote about Devil’s Head in his reports which the Blackfoot had named and used as a marker or navigation tool. Fidler […]

S.O. Isola Nov 18, 2012

Hike and snowshoe expedition into livingston area SW of Longview with Dave, Kevin and Vern.  Went in on #532 (hump road) and then south on forestry trunk. West over blue bridge to old reclaimed wellsite and then walked quad track. Very windy – bad wind chill so camera battery had problems let alone cold fingers […]

Ski Sled for Camping Trips Nov09

Winter camping always involves carrying a lot of extra gear.  I have seen a lot of stuff on sleds and pulks but the simplest idea I have seen is these crazy carpet sleds. This is version # 1 this winter(09) and expext to update with modifications and improvements.  Can Tire Carpet is $3 and weighs nothing so easy cheap […]