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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 Mountain Mar 21, 2018

Wed after work with Kevin and Wietse – warm and sunny. Lots of people – maybe 30. Microspikes up and down just went to top of trees due to time spent on dog search. Mud up from road until in trees. Ran into two girls who had lost dog and spent lots of time looking […]

Dawson Hill March 3, 2018

Snowshoe attempt on an obscure bump with Dave S. Started from Dawson Equestrian Pack lot. -10C and light snow. 5 – 10 inches of new. Ploughed to there.  Note snowmobilers and snow bikers use this lot and go south of gate on road. Snowshoed snow calf to thigh deep and bushwacked for 2.5 km and […]

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.

McLean Hill Feb 10, 2018

Walk road then snowshoe up various trails and microspikes down. About 10 kmRT and 420m with drops and regain. Thought we followed Daffern route but not sure. About 4 hrs RT

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 […]

Mount Daly, Yoho Scramble Aug 5, 2017

Do not underestimate Mt Daly. There is no trail after Niles col and you sidehill down and across broken rock, snow and a small glacier. need to have crampons or microspikes to cross in morning or go down and around. The up past the pyramid is reasonably solid but the scree fan is steep loose […]

Ptarmigan Peak, Lake Louise, Banff Park June 24, 2017

Bike, hike and alpine snow climb on a good overnight freeze. About 1400 m and 21 km. The down climb to notch was exposed. See pics. Pics

Unity Peak and Purple peak June 17, 2017

Cool cloudy windy day with a very alpine feel but manged to get this loop in.  Road bike to Temple lodge and then went up left side of ski area and crossed creek to side hill the West side of Wolverine Ridge.  Some boulder fields, avi debris, and bushwack but no snow so angle up […]

Opal North June 4, 2017

A few ways up to the ridge on this one. We followed the lower powerline south into the scrubby trees in the ditch until hit some blue flagging and the followed a steep trail straight up to the second powerline. Note there is trail coming in from south here – probably from picnic area which […]