Dec 2022 -Exercise Hockey, Downhill ski, backcountry ski, dog walk.

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Snowshoe Scramble Thrift Peak Dec 16, 2022

Pics from Doug – thanks

Snowshoe and scramble Thrift peak on Dec 16 with Doug Lutz.

Picked a direct route up a treed ridge to access main ridge. Crossed river on ice bridge and snowshoed up through trees. Bypassed a fence through an open gate and then heavy work trail breaking in thigh deep sugar snow up to ridge. Ridge was more narrow, treed and corniced than expected and I ran out of motivation but Doug went over to the Lookout.

About 8 km and 885 m RT to lookout

Pics here

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Exercise Hockey, DH ski, walk dog

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Wasootch Ridge Oct 29, 2022

Wasootch Ridge

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Yamnuska Scramble Oct 9, 2022


Had to take advantage of the beautiful weather and check out the new trail on an old favorite Mount Yamnuska. Overall liked the changes except the first section of the down trail where we should have just used the usual yellow scree. The new switch back trail below the west col was a little slower but was easy on the knees and avoids the rockfall and rock rash risks of running down the scree. Also no excessive wear and tear on boots.

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Hike scramble King Creek Ridge Sept 18

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Scramble Chester Mountain Sept 3, 2022

Cooling our feet at Chester Lake with Mt Chester behind

Good trail to treeline and then steep hard black dirt to col. Many trails versus last time. From col trail leads off to right but best to only follow 100 or 200 m to orange broken rock layers and pound up to the left. Follow left slanting rock outcrops up for 100 m up which leads to cairns and switchback trails through many little rockbands. some scrambling on rockbands and lots of cairns and broken rock trail leads to summit. On descent – Easiest to descend up track as to left is more blocky rock on slabs vs nice scree. not much solid footing on this one.


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Turbine Canyon and Campground Backpack Aug 5-6, 2022

Just went to Turbine campground and canyon. About 34 km RT but note in addition to gain 100 m from Interlakes trailhead to Forks you gain and lose about 250 m. From Forks to Turbine gain 500 m to highpoint so net gain from TH to Turbine is 600 m but gross is closer to 1000 m. With overnight/big packs expect to take 5 to 6 hours or more if hot or slow. On way out turbine to Forks there is 100 m gross gain to highpoint and then about 300 m gross gain back to TH. Total RT then is 34 km and gross 1400+ m. Expect 5 to 6 hrs out if have big packs. Trail in good shape and campground in excellent shape as recently upgraded. Good tent pads with gravel and some wood. Pads are reserved but not assigned so reservation C is not pad 3 so your pick. New outhouses, lots of aluminum picnic tables and bear lockers. Bring foam sit pad for tables. No group fire pit and some bear locker doors were jammed. Beautiful but a bit busy. Canyon is best viewed from trail along South side. RH if start from bridge at campground. Beautiful place. bring bug spray.


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Ribbon Falls and Lake Hike July 16, 2022

Hike for RMA fundraiser with Kuz, Stu, Rod, Vien and Pingo

23 km and 950 m

Good hike to Falls so took everyone up the chains to the Lake.

Chain section has been upgraded to easier rebar steps in a via ferrata style.

Will add some video later.


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Cascade July 31, 2022


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