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Mount Field, Yoho Park June 25, 2019 Crux

Mount Field Yoho Park About 1400 m total and 17.6 km RT. 5 hrs up for me and 3 down We parked at Field info center and went across the road and found good well used shortcut trail (on grassy slope about 100 m East) to intersect the Burgess pass trail. This is shorter and […]

Windy Peak and Saddle Peaks, Kananaskis, Mount Livingstone Natural area, June 18, 2019

  Trying to avoid the rain and we got lucky as storms went either side of us. Most people go over Windy Hills but we decided to go direct as per South Leg of 75A route in Daffern Volume 5 and gain North end of ridge to Windy Peak. See map and two labelled approach […]

Midnight Peak Kananaskis June 15, 2019

Went up Baldy Pass trail for a bit then across dry creekbed and went up a steep but relatively open treed ridge to gain west ridge. Followed over several rocky bumps to treeline and then followed ridge to summit. Some trail and followed trail around the one downclimb.  Went down same ridge and had some […]

Little Lougheed June 12

After work Wed special 750 m 6 km. 2 hours 20 min up in heat and 1 hr 10 down Trail now goes up around RH side of rock field all the way in the trees and generally keeps to the edge of ridge above rock field/dip. Trail is a bit messed up/ripped up through […]

Sulphur Mountain, Banff June 1, 2019

Smoke has been an issue so picked this based on smoke maps, rain on gondola cams and recent report on FB. Worked great as no smoke and great day. Arrived early ~ 830 so parking fine. About 670 m to gondola – very little mud at top couple of the 27? switches. Good trail to […]

Vents Ridge Loop May 26, 2019

With Toffee – wet but below snow line. Sunny. About 2 km and 300 m to top and went down North side to creek. a bit wet, muddy and slippery with a dog on a lesh on one hand. Crossed on an ice bridge but there was a log. Full trip is about 6 km […]

Lusk Ridge South May 19, 2019

7.5 km 500 m Mostly snow free with some ankle deep in trees along ridge. Started up Lusk trail and then crossed logging road where flagged. followed orange or pink flagging for most of trip. Walked back on road. Pics

Jack Knife Butte April 6, 2019 Bob Creek Wildlands

Jack Knife Butte – Great trip- good ridge walking with only a little Mid calf snow in some treed areas. Sunny with great views although windy. Went across Camp Creek on an ice bridge that may not last much longer. Some snow/mud on trails from Bob Creek staging area to camp creek. No ATV’s in […]

Blanket Feb 22 to 26th, 2019

My 26th time and not my best showing.  Definitely felt the lack of skiing from missing all last year due to shoulder surgery and no hockey for 3.5 years(used to play 3 x week.)  Lower snow year and much colder than normal so not as much fun or motivation. Conditions were still good so did […]

Sunshine AT ski – Wawa Dec 15, 2018

High avi hazard so just did SSV New skis and bindings – but skied like any stiff Volkl ski – maybe a bit light. 2 hrs 20 to base Wawa and 3 hrs to top trees ~ 800 m Carried all the backcountry gear and weight including 2 L water which slowed me down a […]