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Prairie Mountain April 11, 2018

    Beautiful evening jaunt up prairie after work on one of the nice days. Microspikes essential up and down -freezing by 8pm in shade. Winter just will not give up. Did some easy XC ski and snowshoeing around  at shaganappi golf course on one of the snowy days (sunday 8th) Did Vents ridge with […]

Prairie Mtn Feb 25, 2018

Microspikes up and down. Packed snow Edge of the clouds – some sun and cold wind at top 7 km RT 714 m and 2:50 hrs Off Beta blocker – back to higher HR – 156 Max, most 130-148 Legs not as heavy – getting better O2. Better pace.

Lyon Mtn/Hill Dec 30, 2017

Cold period over Christmas and Doc says no skiing this season so hiking. Snowing, -29C and windchill(-40C)  No much margin for error Walked but snowshoes would have worked – maybe better. Raf was on skis but not much base. 150m and 1 – 2 km?  short and fun. Breakfast in Bragg Creek. Pics    are […]

Prairie Bluff, East Castle April 22, 2017

Plan C after finding 5 to 20 cm of new snow I like Dave’s summary from FB: This was a “plan C” and ended up being a great half-day wander after the twin irritations of encountering a woman driving in reverse at full speed on the center lane of MacLeod Trail south as we left town(she […]

Little Lawson Jan 29, 2017

About 750 m and 8 km RT. Packed snow so microspikes versus snowshoes. About 20 – 40 ft of rock edge just below summit- watch cornice alongside edge. Pictures

Zephyr Creek Hills Jan 21, 2017

I did about 900 m and 11 km in just over 8 hours. Note highwood river crossing – used hip waders. Pictures  – mine and Daves