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Week of 16-Nov-2017 to 22-Nov-2017
Date Activity Destination Report
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 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...

Week of 9-Nov-2017 to 15-Nov-2017
Date Activity Destination Report
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...


Week of 2-Nov-2017 to 8-Nov-2017
Date Activity Destination Report
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...

Week of 26-Oct-2017 to 1-Nov-2017
Date Activity Destination Report
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...

Week of 19-Oct-2017 to 25-Oct-2017
Date Activity Destination Report
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...

Week of 12-Oct-2017 to 18-Oct-2017
Date Activity Destination Report
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...

Week of 5-Oct-2017 to 11-Oct-2017
Date Activity Destination Report
11-Oct-2017 Trail hike Running Rain Lake 456967 Enjoyable day in wintery enviroment. Not too cold,light snow, blue sky brakes, heavy snow on way home. Snow cover increasing with elevation -up to 15 more...
9-Oct-2017 Off-Trail hike Gunnery Mountain Southwest Ridge After a brief walk on the highway we started our climb of the easy s.w ridge There are faint trails but if you stay near the edge a few slabs offer e more...
9-Oct-2017 Off-Trail hike Mist Hills (north hill) We set out from the Mist Creek day use area initially on a bare trail which became snow covered before long.  We turned right at the junction and more...
7-Oct-2017 Trail hike Burstall Pass to viewpoint 140240 It turned out to be a rather wintery day for October.  We arrived at the Burstall parking lot to find fresh snow.  Looking towards the west, more...
7-Oct-2017 Off-Trail hike Commonwealth Ridge - North cairn

This was an ambitious objective for the amount of snow. When we stopped on Hwy 742 Smuts Creek looked like a winter wonderland and the thought of a more...

5-Oct-2017 Off-Trail hike North Powderface Ridge Participants: Francisco,Damian,Aldis,Jeannette,Simon Another shorts and Tshirt hike with beautiful sunny , warm weather.S more...
5-Oct-2017 Scramble Noseeum peak Thursday was a 10 out of 10 day to be in the mountains - warm weather, zero wind and blue skies! Eleven Ramblers headed up Noseeum creek at 9:30 am an more...

Week of 28-Sep-2017 to 4-Oct-2017
Date Activity Destination Report
29-Sep-2017 Off-Trail hike Windy Point - Gleason Ridge loop It was a fine fall day in the foothills with the aspens showing off their autumn colours. It was a cool start, which was welcome, given that most of t more...

Week of 21-Sep-2017 to 27-Sep-2017
Date Activity Destination Report
27-Sep-2017 Scramble Windtower via West Wind Pass We had a perfect fall day for a wonderful hike.  Bluebird day, no smoke and no wind!

While it seemed rather cool at 4C at the star more...
26-Sep-2017 Off-Trail hike Massive mountain area The weather was a little disappointing for me with fairly low cloud, not much sun and even at one point a few rain drops. The very enjoyable group, fo more...
24-Sep-2017 Off-Trail hike Lipalian Peak We had a fine day in this beautiful larch area.  Much cloudier than forecast, but with some sunny breaks.
We left the Fish Creek parking a more...
24-Sep-2017 Trail hike Merlin View, Reconnect, Long Distance loop
After a cool start, we enjoyed a nice day for the hike, with sunny and warm conditions for lunch. The trails had a thin layer of mud from th more...
24-Sep-2017 Trail hike Ridge above Arnica Lake Our day started off with an interesting sighting. While at the Vista Lake trailhead Bill spotted a wolf across the highway and a little uphill, it was more...
24-Sep-2017 Off-Trail hike Invincible Lake/Mt Nomad 263134

Autumn flaunted its vibrant colors and snow covered peaks enhanced the views. Not only that, we were treated to a blue sky coupled with pleasant te more...