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

Pingo on King Creek Ridge


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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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Mount Lawson Scramble July 14, 2022

Lawson from Road

Lawson with Kelly. All off trail as seldom done. phone died. 1250m gain. Wandered on elk trails and bushwack deadfall to stream crossing on deadfall. some trail to second drainage and cairns. Up narrow drainage on river rock to rockband and then steeply up right to steep trail in trees. Scramble 2 more small rockband on 3 rd class. Treeline, up grassy steps to base of snow gully. 600m to go. Steep and hard snow so would need crampons and confident movement. Rock on either side of Gulley is steep steps and very loose. Went left to lower angled steps with loose rock and followed cairns back and forth up steep face and ridge. Could bypass all snow patches. Slow carefull downclimb on loose skiddy crap. experienced scramblers only.


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Rocky Mountain Adaptive Fundraiser 2022

Supporting Adaptive Skiing, Hiking and Kayaking

Help us achieve our team goal of 75 KM of hiking for each member for #EndurAbility in 2022 by donating to our team MANBEARPIG!(South Park Reference).

Your donation will allow Rocky Mountain Adaptive to continue to offer great Programs and inspire present and future generations.

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Table Mountain in Castle area June 25, 2022

Table Mountain. Early season classic hike. 850 m and 11.5 km. 4.5 hrs moving.


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Grouse ridge with Kuz June 29, 2022

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