April May Exercise – hockey, dog walk, fish creek, workouts, ski, hike

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Ha Ling Hike April 15, 2023

Ha Ling April 15, 2023 Windy as usual.

Sunny warm day with Rod. Packed snow so microspikes all the way up and down.

Lots of people and dogs. Windy up top. 8 km and 763 m.

Ha Ling April 2023

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March, April -Exercise – Hockey, dog walk, Ski Nakiska, Lake Louise, workout

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Diana Lake Backcountry Ski Feb 24 -28, 2023

Diana Lake – Andy, Quentin, Phil, Kelly, Bill – Dave took pic
Diana Lake – North end of Judge Ridge by Whitetail Pass
Diana Lake Transition

Diana Lake which is about 50 km South of Golden. Nice valley in the Rockies just outside of Kootenay Park.

Trip was a 4 day Heli in-out backcountry ski trip.

Nice cabin with separate modern bunkhouse and sauna/shower buildings.

Pics and Video

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Jan/Feb 2023 Exercise/Training

Training Hockey, dog walk, Prairie, Nakiska, skin up Nakiska laps, Ski SSV

Nakiska

Pics

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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

Yamnuska

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.

Pics

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