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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

Pinto Mountain, Columbia Valley, Invermere, May 10, 2019

Invermere Area Conditions + 25 C in valley – tried Pinto Mountain Friday May 10 but snow in trees at 1650 m and waist deep at 2350 m. Two to 3 weeks too early. Heavily used Elk and Sheep area but only 1 tick maybe because of lots of small birds. Regular route is left […]

Prairie Mountain April 22, 2019

Monday day off after easter. Training day with daughters dog – Toffee. How does that saying go? Cutest ugly dog? Pekingese/Chihuahua Leisurely walk up in 1 hour 30 min which is ok for 700 m with a 15 month old dog with 8 inch legs on its first ever hike in mountains. Also went down […]

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 […]

Little Lougheed Dec 8, 2018

Exercise workout. 5.8 km RT 795 m About 3 hours up 270 m/hr Bypass boulder field in trees on left on way down at about 1960 m and then cut back right to rejoin trail at 1820 m. Pics