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West Wind Pass -Windtower May 16, 2020

Mostly easy walk to pass with some snow in trees. Heavy snow there after with some spots well over 2 m deep. Lots of people and trails but no over night freeze so all falling apart. Did about 550 m … Continue reading

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Exshaw Mountain Loop May 8, 2020

Parked at school park lot and went across new bridge and over to trailhead, Dry to summit in 1 hr 15 min from car and then decided to do loop which involved slow post holing to waist in the rain/sleet … Continue reading

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Mockingbird Lookout April 25, 2020

Trail was hard snow so carried snowshoes to summit. 400m? Recognized Steve Tober from his pictures and had a good chat. We both picked this trip because of Sonny’s report. Smaller world than usual. Tested the tactical antenna and could … Continue reading

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Baofeng UV-5R Tactical Folding Antenna Test, March 20, 2020

ABBREE 42.5 inch VHF/UHF Tactical Folding Antenna for Baofeng UV-5R (with one fold. can double fold see pic in previous post) Test of Tactical Folding antenna(self isolating in my car) 42.5-Inch Length ABBREE SMA-Female Dual Band 144/430Mhz Foldable CS Tactical … Continue reading

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Prairie Mountain, Bragg Creek, Kananaskis Dec 21, 2019

  Snowy foggy day but terrible roads and high avi hazard so a good day to do prairie mtn.  Ran into many people we knew from past trips and the internet. Snow was wet and sticky and some balling issues … Continue reading

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Top 10 Mountains Every Calgarian Should Know, Canadian Rockies, Banff, Lake Louise, Canmore, Calgary

      UPDATE- Added a dozen Most Significant Mountains in Area Top 10 Mountains Every Calgarian Should Know –  Your friends or relatives have arrived and you want to show them the mountains.  Or you take a family drive … Continue reading

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Mount Burke and Burke North Loop, August 24, 2019 Kananaskis

Mount Burke is 970 m and loop with Burke North is 1100 m and 12.6 km. Some moderate down scrambling to get off Burke and along ridge.  Some easy/moderate scrambling to get up buttress to gain summit of Burke North. … Continue reading

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Ha Ling August 15, 2019 Canmore

New trail is quite good. Good but crowded. Longer but lower angle. Lots of new rock steps/staircases and then several sets of suspended wooden stairs at treeline where the trail always eroded. It is designed for heavy use so that is … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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