|11-Dec-2017||Track skiing||Blueberry Hill, Elk Pass, Hydroline||As others, including skier Bob, have commented, PLPP ski trails are in pretty good condition at the moment. Fast but not icy with a smudge of powdery more...|
|10-Dec-2017||Snowshoeing||James Walker Creek snowshoe||
Beautiful day with sunshine and mild tempteratures. What a bonus to be able to snowshoe in shirtsleeves in Dec!
The Sawmill loop more...
As far as temperature and sunshine goes, it was a beautiful fall day for hiking. However, trail conditions showed that we were in winter. W more...
|8-Dec-2017||Off-Trail skiing||NE Panorama Ridge via Taylor L||With a chilly -17C at the parking lot and an icy bottom trail section, it was with hope for descent snow on Panorama ridge that we convinced ourselves more...|
|6-Dec-2017||Trail hike||Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park||It was a good day for early December, but there was a biting north wind at the parking lot, more...|
|5-Dec-2017||Off-Trail skiing||Purple Bowl - Trip Full||
Trip summary: good friends + good weather + good snow + good touring + reasonable to good yoyo laps + good views = a perfect RMR day.
|3-Dec-2017||Off-Trail hike||Entrance Ridges (Carry Ridge)||We had a lovely blue-sky day west of Turner Valley in the Entrance Ridges. Although there was a very light dusting of snow when we first arrived, it w more...|
|2-Dec-2017||Trail skiing||Paradise Valley to Lake Annette||I think most folks had a nice day on this tour, I did! The calendar entry originally suggested Giant Steps as a destination but we opted for the Lake more...|
|30-Nov-2017||Off-Trail skiing||Highwood Ridge north slopes||The skiing was so good yesterday that we had to come out one more time. Five of yesterday's six participants came out to play again, joined more...|
|29-Nov-2017||Off-Trail skiing||South slopes of Pocaterra Ridge||The skiing was awesome today! So I called a return to the area for tomorrow (before the highway closes on Friday). In the end five out of six ca more...|
|29-Nov-2017||Trail hike||Baldy Pass snowshoe / winter hike||
Three of us had a very good hike.
|26-Nov-2017||Off-Trail skiing||Highwood Pass-backcountry refresh ski & snowshoe||Wow.. what a fun, wet day for 15 Rumblers. The wettest most of us have been without rain while skiing! It's hard to believe oth more...|
|26-Nov-2017||Trail hike||Eagle Hill 455604||Another warm November day brought out a good group. The trail was mostly bare, although there were a few icy spots that were easily avoided.&nbs more...|
|24-Nov-2017||Trail hike||Jumpingpound loop||We started off from the trailhead and within minutes had to turn back for a medical incident (nosebleed). By the time we returned to Calgary, th more...|
|21-Nov-2017||Trail skiing||Pocaterra at Peter Lougheed Park||We were greeted at the parking space with 25cm of new snow. It was a nice welcome. Kicked off by skiing down Pocaterra. A great way to start the more...|
|19-Nov-2017||Trail hike||Grass Pass 714875 via Pack Trail Coulee||
Strong winds made for a not very pleasant hike up to Grass Pass. Although it was 3 at the trailhead, the wind was so strong that we had difficult more...
|19-Nov-2017||Trail skiing||Kananaskis Lookout and Elk Pass||The snow conditions put us all in a good mood as we struck out from our parking spot, off Hwy 40, In 400m we joined the Pocaterra trail more...|
|19-Nov-2017||Snowshoeing||Mt Lipsett to Treeline||Anytime you can get a trip in with good winter conditions before the gates close it's a bonus. And when you can snowshoe right from the trai more...|
|17-Nov-2017||Off-Trail skiing||Arethusa Cirque||We had fabulous snow in Arethusa Cirque! We took five runs and I don't think that anyone hit a rock hard enough to scratch a ski. The trail more...|
|17-Nov-2017||Trail skiing||NakiskaSkogan Pass||Seven of us had a very pleasant ski up to Skogan Pass. Snow conditions improved as we climbed higher. Windy at the top. Good ski dow more...|
|13-Nov-2017||Trail hike||Sandy McNabb Hills||A snowy trail was the order of the day for which most of us used our traction devices, although there was no ice to make it really slippery. We starte more...|
|12-Nov-2017||Trail hike||Cross Conservation Area, Paradise Trail loop||
With 9 coordinators on this hike, I think that most participants felt secure in the fact that we weren’t going to get lost. It turned out t more...
|11-Nov-2017||Trail skiing||Ribbon C Ski Trails: Skogan Pass||It seemed odd to return to the Skogan Pass a second time within a week. But the snow is good (for early November), the trail is not too far from more...|
|10-Nov-2017||Snowshoeing||Little Arethusa 433075 via Arethusa Cirque||
The first snowshoe of any season can be a mystery, you never know what you’re going to get, especially in the Highwood area. When we arrived more...
|5-Nov-2017||Trail skiing||Ribbon C Ski Trails: Skogan Pass||What a difference a week makes! Last Sunday we were out in near mid-summer conditions, today in near mid-winter conditions. Around -10 or more...|
|28-Oct-2017||Off-Trail hike||Surveyor's Ridge - Mt Ware loop||We had a lovely warm day for this late October hike. Occasionally we looked like we were HUI (Hiking Under Impairment) due to strong winds.  more...|
|28-Oct-2017||Off-Trail hike||Baldy Ridge Loop||It was a great day for what could be the last hike in summer-like conditions. We set out from Cat Creek Day use at 10:15am under a sunny sky wit more...|
|27-Oct-2017||Off-Trail hike||Picklejar Creek pass and Mist Creek loop||There is some construction going on at the Pickle Jar Creek Recreation Area. They are c more...|
|24-Oct-2017||Off-Trail hike||Arethusa Cirque Ptarmigan Cirque loop||Ten Ramblers took advantage of the warm late October weather to do a traverse between Arethusa and Ptarmigan Cirques. We left the vehicles at 10 am an more...|
|22-Oct-2017||Trail hike||Pine Ridge - Death Valley - Long Prairie loop||The weather looked great in the foothills as we headed west from Turner Valley, with a cloud more...|
|21-Oct-2017||Off-Trail hike||Mt Hoffman 635083||Four Ramblers set out from Indian Oils at 10:15 am on a beautiful crisp autumn day. Okay, the wind was brisk and cool, but we encountered no mud more...|
|19-Oct-2017||Off-Trail hike||Iyarhe Ipan 561359||This trip was Plan B when my original trip was cancelled due to a road closure I was unaware of. I quite like this ridge loop close to town. My ulteri more...|
|15-Oct-2017||Off-Trail hike||High Noon Hills to Sandy McNabb Hills loop||It was a beautiful fall day, with almost no wind, and there were still some trees with their fall colours. Our planned route was a "bolo,&q more...|
|15-Oct-2017||Off-Trail hike||Mesa Butte loop + bonus hill||It was a chilly +1C at the trailhead but we soon warmed up on the first climb to a fine view of the snowy mountains from the ridgetop. The ascent was more...|