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Week of 29-Apr-2021 to 5-May-2021
Date Activity Destination Report
3-May-2021 Trail hike Cox Hill

When a group starts out on a trip or excussion they is a elevated sense of enjoyment, with sunny skies we were not heldback. Once crossing the bri more...

2-May-2021 Road bike High River to Longview on Coalmine Trail Trip Full

The weather looked a little foreboding on the drive out with a few sprinkles thrown in for good measure. However, once everyone had arrived it sett more...

2-May-2021 Road bike Longview to Highwood Junction

Should we stay or should we go? Our thoughts as we prepared for the ride with great trepidation because the sky westward looked moody. T more...

30-Apr-2021 Trail hike Pine Ridge - Death Valley - Long Prairie loop

Not the most exciting or scenic trip but still a very pleasant ramble over two ridges with occasional views of the snowy mountains. The trails were more...

30-Apr-2021 Trail hike Mesa Butte - Curley Sand loop + bonus hill

Nice to have a warm summer day in April, we started off up a generally dry Curley Sands trail. On reaching the top of the ridge it was fairly windy more...

29-Apr-2021 Off-Trail skiing Marmot Basin: Fisera Ridge

Although this was an exploratory trip, I was helped by a previous day's verbal phone advice from Norman, a GPX summer track from Bob Spirko more...


Week of 22-Apr-2021 to 28-Apr-2021
Date Activity Destination Report
28-Apr-2021 Off-Trail hike Junction Hill 661864 horseshoe

Very windy day today on the ridge yet it was an enjoyable hike. We ascended the ridge partly via an animal trail that was longer but not as steep a more...

28-Apr-2021 Road bike Bragg Creek to Forgetmenot Pond

Eight of us had a very good ride to Forgetmenot Pond where we had lunch after summiting Rainy Summit . There was some snow on the road which result more...

27-Apr-2021 Trail hike Porcupine Ridge from Wasootch PL

A day was posted, people came, greetings exchanged, the sun appeared and all was as should be. Once we started down the trail icers were soon to be more...

26-Apr-2021 Off-Trail skiing Burstall Pass & AT/Telemark Slopes

Reports from Ed on his trip the previous day mentioned 10 cm of new snow above treeline, but soft, moist conditions in the afternoo more...

26-Apr-2021 Scramble Baldy south peak GR 373520 via Baldy Pass

This was great weather for a hike: lots of sunshine and deep blue sky. There was a snow packed trail leading up to the col where we stopped for a s more...

25-Apr-2021 Off-Trail skiing Piggy Plus - Burstall Col

It didn't look good. 1cm new on a hard crust. The rambler's persevered.

Up through the trees into a creek drainage. We were expos more...


Week of 15-Apr-2021 to 21-Apr-2021
Date Activity Destination Report
21-Apr-2021 Road bike Sheep road gate to Bluerock

It was a stellar day to ride this road from the gate to the end in sunny, warm, almost windless conditions. Many other cyclists felt the same as it more...

21-Apr-2021 Trail hike Bar C Ranch area - Lesueur Ridge+Ridge to N.E

We weren't sure what to expect after last sunday's snowfall, however a couple of days of strong Alberta sun and all the snow was gone with the trai more...

21-Apr-2021 Road bike Turner Valley to Sheep River Falls

This was a trip full of sun, sheep and ramblers. We cycled from Turner Valley, taking a couple of rest stops along the way. We crossed the barrier more...

17-Apr-2021 Trail hike Death Valley, Foran Grade loop

There was a fair number of cars at the winter gate when we arrived, mostly cyclists heading up the car-free road. We started along the trail and th more...

17-Apr-2021 Trail hike Wasootch Ridge to 2nd cairn 365447

The weather was spectacular for being in the mountains today - sunny, warm, no wind until around 2:00 pm. I was dismayed by the number of cars alre more...

17-Apr-2021 Road bike Madden to Water Valley and Return

This was one of the warmer starts for cycle trips this year. Four of us headed out from the Madden Community Centre at 10:00am. A slight crosswind more...

16-Apr-2021 Scramble Baldy south peak GR 373520 via Baldy Pass

Always an early season favorite and one that never disappoints. Right from the start the trail was very icy and all the way to the pass was snow co more...

16-Apr-2021 Trail hike Great Moraine Loop (Yamnuska area)

It was an interesting hike. First of all, the weather was really great and , after a chilly start at the parking lot, most extra layers were soon r more...

15-Apr-2021 Road bike Priddis to Turner Valley

Participants: Christine, Jim, Carmie, Yolande, Susan, Bill, Shirley, Bob, Inge, Christine. The Ra more...


Week of 8-Apr-2021 to 14-Apr-2021
Date Activity Destination Report
14-Apr-2021 Trail hike Eagle Hill

Our morning outing was warm, sunny, and peaceful. The trail was mostly either snow on ice (including some treacherous hills near Eagle Hill) or mud more...

13-Apr-2021 Road bike Road Bike: Sheep road to Bluerock ex winter gate

Reports from the previous week mentioned a road clear of snow except for a couple of patches at the very end, however, fresh snow did fall on Sunda more...

12-Apr-2021 Off-Trail skiing Black Prince ski slopes

The drive out was not great. Ice on the number one, cars in the ditch, snow squalls on hwy 40. When we arrived at the parking lot less than 1 cm ne more...

11-Apr-2021 Road bike Dartique to Water Valley to Cremona

Sun, sun, glorious sun-which warmed us up on a chilly start. We were well prepared for cold-with hand warmers and toe warmers (which we didn't more...

10-Apr-2021 Off-Trail skiing Gypsum Mine tree skiing / powder runs

Participants: Terry,Gordon,Jenny.

Gypsum Mine – 10 April 2021

Starting with the drive in to K-country, it was more...

9-Apr-2021 Off-Trail hike River & Many Springs loop Bow Valley PP

There were lots of snow geese on the pond just west of the JumpingPound overpass, but we didn’t see any on the Bow River during the hike. We more...

9-Apr-2021 Road bike Jumpingpound Gas Plant

Participants: Eight of us met at Springbank All Seasons Park and headed west along Lower Springbank Road to connect to the 4 km gravel road which l more...


Week of 1-Apr-2021 to 7-Apr-2021
Date Activity Destination Report
7-Apr-2021 Off-Trail hike High Noon Hills

We had an adventurous time wandering through the High Noon hills. This was a new area for three of the particpants. The wind was a bit blustery but more...

6-Apr-2021 Off-Trail skiing Quartz Ridge

We went from leisurely 10:30am start to leisurely ski tour. Meeting at the top gondola was easy, and all 4 of us including passholders skinned or w more...

6-Apr-2021 Off-Trail hike High Noon Hills

What a wonderful spring day to be out on the High Noon hills.It was like a treasure hunt, finding the trails, finding wildflowers and a jogging gro more...

5-Apr-2021 Road bike Priddis-Plummer's Road - Kew-Trip Full

We had wonderful conditions for our ride from Priddis to Kew. We also found the John Ware memorial, which was a first for all of us in this area more...

4-Apr-2021 Trail hike Ranger Ridge via Bobcat, return Sugar Daddy

It was a rather nice start to the day under somewhat sunny skies, although the forecast incoming weather front was visible lurking to the west. The more...

2-Apr-2021 Off-Trail skiing Crowfoot Pass via Glades

Conditions looked better than expected as we crossed Bow Lake and climbed up through the forest, with no sign of wind or sun crusts on the snow sur more...

1-Apr-2021 Trail hike Sulphur Springs/Riverview Loop

The wind was howling right from the parking lot, so we were glad to be in trees for the most part. Between the wind, snow, ice, and mud, we had a g more...

1-Apr-2021 Road bike Priddis-Plummer's Road - Kew

The Wicked Wind from the West blew with hurricane force that we had to change Plan A on going to Kew. Being intrepid Ramblers, we had a Plan B. so more...


Week of 25-Mar-2021 to 31-Mar-2021
Date Activity Destination Report
31-Mar-2021 Off-Trail skiing Sunshine Village, Simpson Pass, Monarch Ramparts, Healy Creek

A different way to ski the Monarch Ramparts worked out very well. Mixed weather, lots of trail breaking.
We set out from the top of the Wawa more...

31-Mar-2021 Trail hike Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park

It was a nice sunny day, but with the usual cool wind. The trails were bare and dry, except for one icy section as we climbed the last hill back to more...

30-Mar-2021 Off-Trail skiing Hero Knob

After the obligatory discussions and checks, we got started up into the southern valley about 9:15 in bright sunshine, but quite cool air temperatu more...

29-Mar-2021 Off-Trail skiing Black Prince ski slopes

The drive out was ugly . Not a lot of skiers braved the ugly roads . However the skiing made up for it. We followed a nice up track made by a guide more...

28-Mar-2021 Off-Trail hike Sandy McNabb Hills/Long Prairie Ridge

The forecasted gale force winds never materialized so we ended up having a very pleasant hike. Just a bit breeze at times but warm enough for short more...

28-Mar-2021 Road bike Dartique to Water Valley with visit to Bottrel

Participants: Eight of us met at Dartique Community Hall to begin our cycle trip. Horse Creek road was quiet and sunny and with a tail wind we mad more...

27-Mar-2021 Road bike Turner Valley to the gate, maybe more

We were hoping to cycle beyond the gate but that didn’t happen, too much snow.

Anyhow, starting out there was no wind and more...

26-Mar-2021 Trail skiing Lower Elk L via Elk Pass

Well, we lucked out on this one.

Snow fell overnight in the area: 5-10cms of the white stuff over a very hard and crusty base. Temperatur more...


Week of 18-Mar-2021 to 24-Mar-2021
Date Activity Destination Report
23-Mar-2021 Trail hike Merlin View loop

The overnight snow turned the Bragg Creek area into a winter wonderland; it also turned the roads past the Hwy 22 traffic circle into sheets of ice more...

23-Mar-2021 Track skiing Upper L.Louise from Tramline PL

The TransCanada past the Scott Lake Hill to Canmore had lots of icy sections, but bare and dry beyond to Lake Louise. Although it wasn't apparent i more...

23-Mar-2021 Off-Trail skiing Hero Knob Circuit

We had heard that the Hero Knob area had seen a lot of traffic over the previous weekend but we had also heard that there had been a fair amount of more...

22-Mar-2021 Off-Trail skiing Northeast cirque of Whymper full at 10

At the parking lot only 1 cm of new snow on a hard crust.I had visions of skiing dust on crust. But as they say a bad day in the mountains is bette more...

22-Mar-2021 Trail hike Cross Conservation Area, Paradise Trail loop

Today we had another pleasant hike just outside of the city. The trail was mostly bare on the east and south sides of the loop where there was ampl more...

21-Mar-2021 Road bike Horse Creek Road to Grand Valley

Five of us set off from Horse Creek Road and were pleasantly surprised that we were not freezing; in fact, the temperature was quite good, probably more...

18-Mar-2021 Off-Trail skiing Crowfoot Pass via Glades

We had a lovely day.

It turned out to be easy to find the best starting point. There were six Parks vehicles parked and a dozen or so fol more...

18-Mar-2021 Road bike Priddis to Millarville via Plummers and 192

It was an excellent weather day for a cycle trip. Nice temperature, almost no wind and blue, cloudless sky. This was a new trip for two of the part more...

18-Mar-2021 Snowshoeing Crystal Ridge snowshoe

It was a great trip along the Icefields Parkway on what has been dubbed one of the best snowshoes. We picked a good day to visit the area, although more...


Week of 11-Mar-2021 to 17-Mar-2021
Date Activity Destination Report
17-Mar-2021 Off-Trail skiing Commonwealth - Pig's Back circuit

Our first challenge was to climb a 3m vertical wall of snow and ice left by the grader next to the road. Evidence of the recent warm spell was very more...

17-Mar-2021 Trail hike Prairie View Tr to Barrier LO

After a chilly start crossing the Barrier lake dam it didn't take long to warm up and a few stops to shed layers .We made it to the lookout in good more...