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Baofeng UV-5R VHF/UHF Radios for Backcountry Ski Use March, 2020

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Diana Lake Feb 28 to March 2, 2020 Backcountry Ski Cabin Trip

Backcountry ski trip to Diana Lake Lodge https://dianalake.ca/ https://www.facebook.com/dianalakelodge/ https://www.instagram.com/dianalakelodge/ In to cabin on Friday and out on Monday. Some very good snow and skiing. Cabin has been upgraded and was very good for our group with 6 in the cabin … Continue reading

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SSV – downhill Feb 17, 2020

Solid day with Wietse. Legs felt good. Mostly sunny day but a little cool. Forecast was overcast and flurries. Lots of runs.  22 or so.

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Sunshine Landing Jan 25, 2020 AT Ski trip

AT ski trip to Sunshine landing with Dave S. Skied up ski out. about 2 hours. and then another 2 or 2.5 hrs to top. 900 m and 16 km? Some up and down but stayed mostly along a ridge … 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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Wasatch Peak, Banff Lake Louise September 3, 2019

Good hike/scramble with Kevin P. 19 km and 980 m about 8 hours. really blocky above the col but found a better scree dirt gully to come down. Pics

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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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Mount Ogden Yoho Park July 31, 2019 Crux Pics

Excellent scramble with Dave and Kevin P. 8.5 km and 1235 m about 9 hours with leisurely breaks. Found a good but steep goat/sheep trail right from highway so minimal bushwack although had to bypass some muddy sections on trail. … Continue reading

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Opal South and Denny July 26, 2019

Denny and Opal South Approach up Grizzly creek. Good trail on North side of creek to col. Kevin P did Denny and Kevin K and I did Opal S. Went down black scree closer to Opal South and did some … Continue reading

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