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Week of 3-Dec-2020 to 9-Dec-2020
Date Activity Destination Report
3-Dec-2020 Off-Trail hike Opal Ridge 317268

A strong sense of camaraderie in the group, perfect weather, and little snowpack made for a safe and fun ascent of a ridge seldom done in December. more...

3-Dec-2020 Trail hike Snowy Owl - W.Bragg

It was –4 C at the trailhead and it wasn't until we started climbing out of the valley that we hit the warm air.
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Week of 26-Nov-2020 to 2-Dec-2020
Date Activity Destination Report
2-Dec-2020 Trail hike Baldy Pass 383500

Good shoulder season hike.Very smooth hard pack snow-icers helpfull.Not bussy at all.Good group,thanks.

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2-Dec-2020 Trail hike Prairie Mtn - West Ridge Loop

Participants:

We met at the gate and headed off promptly at 10 am. For the first half of the climb the trail was bare and dry but with mo more...

2-Dec-2020 Trail hike Eagle Hill 455604

The trail was in good condition with no snow or ice and we enjoyed a long lunch laying on the grass in warm sunshine.What else can you ask for ? Th more...

2-Dec-2020 Off-Trail hike South End of Lawson

Amazing conditions for December - sunny, warm, and no wind. Yup, NO WIND. Travel was easy on a well-packed trail and we enjoyed an hour-long lunch more...

29-Nov-2020 Trail hike Boundary Ridge

A colder and grayer November day than anticipated in the West Bragg area. We only saw some blue sky towards the end of our 10 km hike.<br />< more...

29-Nov-2020 Snowshoeing SE shoulder of Mt.Indefatigable max 10

It was minus 5 with no wind and high cloud when the group left the Interlake parking lot. Our forecast of sun did not manifest itself until early i more...

28-Nov-2020 Off-Trail skiing Burstall Pass & AT/Telemark slopes (10 - Full)

Participants: Terry,David,Phyllis,Shirley,Inge,Ulrike,Gordon,Jenny,Gary,Brian.

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27-Nov-2020 Trail hike Ink Pots

With a chinook forecast, this trip was deliberately chosen to be mostly in the trees. I think it was a wise decision as near Lac des Arcs, my car w more...

27-Nov-2020 Trail hike Merlin View loop

We got excercise and social/distance/.Very windy.Trail condition mostly dry except few spots with ice covered by dust.Just handfull of others.

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27-Nov-2020 Avalanche Safety Practice - Full at 10 Avalanche Safety - max 8-10

The group met at the Boom Lake trail parking lot at 09:30. The weather - mild temperatures but a very strong wind, so seemed much colder, especiall more...

26-Nov-2020 Trail hike Prairie Mtn - West Ridge Loop - FULL

What a fun, fast, and friendly group! 5 of us left the cars just after 9, and the 6th was running late but hiked like a cheetah to catch up at the more...

26-Nov-2020 Track skiing Blueberry, Hydroline etc

Fortunately everyone arrived early and we were able to divide into two groups in time for a prompt 10am start. We followed the Boulton and Fox Cree more...


Week of 19-Nov-2020 to 25-Nov-2020
Date Activity Destination Report
25-Nov-2020 Trail hike Eagle Hill 455604

Snowing first two hours then bluebird day,no wind.Using microspikes.Back at car before 2:00 pm.Just four of us nobody else there.

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24-Nov-2020 Trail hike Braggin Rights, Reconnect, Long Distance

Report: With no new snow and temperatures hovering around the freezing mark, much of the trail had icy sections and everyone donned traction device more...

23-Nov-2020 Off-Trail hike Forgetmenot Ridge 548262

Very little wind and lots of sunshine made for a perfect day for a long ridge walk. The trail was in good shape and we only needed to wear spikes i more...

23-Nov-2020 Track skiing Upper L.Louise from Tramline PL TRIP FULL

We left the Lake Louise parking lot at ten under partly cloudy skies and headed up the Tramline on well a groomed trail for the upper Lake Louise l more...

23-Nov-2020 Trail hike Horton hill and ridge 413572

Six of us went up to the register on Horton's Hill. Very little snow. There are a couple of faint trails and various ways to travel. This is no more...

22-Nov-2020 Track skiing Whiskyjack,Tyrwhitt,Elk Pass,Fox Creek loop

Kinda cool and overcast in the morning, very nice in the aft. Whiskyjack (trackset), Tyrwhitt (rolled), Elk Pass (trackset), West Elk Pass Sofa (wi more...

21-Nov-2020 Off-Trail hike Entrance Ridges (Carry Ridge rtn on Muley) FULL

While some are anxious to put fresh tracks in the snow, this group was happy to be hiking in the sun on a late Nov day.

The ground is now f more...

21-Nov-2020 Off-Trail skiing 2nd group for avalanche safety refresher (15)

Participants: Rosanne,Philip,Sim,David,Arnold,Carmie,Margo,John,Brian,Margaret,{1519 ro more...

21-Nov-2020 Off-Trail skiing B/C refresher @ Highwood Pass

Hello Ramblers - Wow, what a day. Our 13 had a fun & insightful day in the mountains. The weather was great (-5'ish, snow & sun & c more...

21-Nov-2020 Off-Trail skiing B/C refresher @ Highwood Pass
20-Nov-2020 Trail hike Wind Ridge (partial)

Sadly, one person had car troubles in the morning and had to miss both the hike and the beautiful drive out with the sunrise colouring the mountain more...

20-Nov-2020 Trail hike Long Distance - Snowshoe Hare loop

We enjoyed a leisurely 11 km loop with some blue sky and not much wind.

Braggin' Rights had only a thin layer of snow above the ice a more...

20-Nov-2020 Trail hike Boundary ridge

The desire to get out into the mountains before the cold temperatures arrived motivated us to do a relatively long hike up and down the hills east more...

19-Nov-2020 Snowshoeing Little Arethusa 433075 via Arethusa Cirque

We just weren’t feelin' it. After arriving at the bench and slapped with a gale force wind, Little Arethusa didn’t look inviting in the more...


Week of 12-Nov-2020 to 18-Nov-2020
Date Activity Destination Report
18-Nov-2020 Trail hike Vents Ridge loop

Bluebird day with temperature around zero. No wind. Few dry spots otherwise very icy. Good day-we did Buddha-Vents-Prairie Link-Powderface loop.

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17-Nov-2020 Scramble Heart Mtn Horseshoe loop: FULL at 8

After an interesting morning drive in cloud east of Scotsman Hill, this trip turned out okay. Very scenic in sunshine with little wind until the en more...

17-Nov-2020 Trail hike Merlin View loop TRIP FULL

The heavy fog in Calgary started to lift at Redwood Meadows, and at the trailhead there was nothing but sunshine. There was enough soft snow over t more...

17-Nov-2020 Trail hike Cox Hill

Finally great weather and excellent hiking conditions as we cheerfully ascended Cox Hill. Unlike the last few trips where we were practically blo more...

17-Nov-2020 Trail hike Nosehill Walkabout

Participants: Lenard, Bart, Carmie. There was good fog as we started the hike, and good fog as we finished. A more...

16-Nov-2020 Trail skiing Blueberry Hill & Elk Pass

Conditions were much better than I expected, lots of coverage on Elk Pass, Blueberry, Hydroline, Patterson and Fox Creek. And the roller was just h more...

16-Nov-2020 Snowshoeing Rummel L snowshoe

Very good winter hike. Excellent condition-minus 4 start, minus 5 at lake with two feet of snow. Few flurries, few sunny breaks. No wind not even b more...

15-Nov-2020 Off-Trail hike Forgetmenot Ridge - Powderface Plan B

Due to excessive wind, the group opted to hike up Powderface where the trees and east side of the ridge would provide protection. It was a good dec more...

15-Nov-2020 Trail hike Ranger Ridge: Fullerton/Bobcat/Sugar Daddy

A good fall day in the foothills started at -9C at the Fullerton parking lot but clear sunny skies made it feel warmer. It felt cold when we walked more...

14-Nov-2020 Trail skiing Lookout loop from the Back Door (PLPP)(Full 10)

Hi all.
Participants: Kim,David,Jane,Joanne,Ulrike,Evan,Gordon,Jenny,Steve,{2086 t more...

13-Nov-2020 Off-Trail hike Pigeon Mtn 258543

Five of us successfully climbed to the top of Pigeon Mountain in spite of the wind. No summit pictures as it was too cold. Thanks for the participa more...

13-Nov-2020 Off-Trail hike Grotto Canyon 234617 FULL

Enjoyable day with right group. Little ice, little snow, some snow drifts, no wind and just few challenging spots. Classic winter rock-hopping.Very more...

12-Nov-2020 Trail hike Edworthy Park - Crowchild Trail bridge loop

With icers, we were able to navigate the icy stretch along the south side fairly easily. One of us even crossed it without traction devices.

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12-Nov-2020 Trail hike Prairie Mtn - West Ridge Loop

I can’t think of a better way to spend a morning than hiking, socializing, and admiring the scenery. Our tough, strong group laughed through more...

12-Nov-2020 Off-Trail skiing Healy Pass via Healy C: Max 8

I wasn't sure what to expect from the early season trip up to Healy Pass, but it turned out very reasonable (for the time of year).

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Week of 5-Nov-2020 to 11-Nov-2020
Date Activity Destination Report
11-Nov-2020 Snowshoeing Wind Ridge

This was a trip worth remembering on Remembrance Day, for a number of reasons. We had fine weather, great views, good conditions, a great crew, and more...

9-Nov-2020 Off-Trail hike Forgetmenot Ridge

This would have been a spectacular day out in September or October, but to have a perfect day like this in November? Wow.

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9-Nov-2020 Trail hike Prairie View / Barrier lookout / Jewell Pass loop

Beautifull day with strong wind that made it very cold. Trail condition good, using spikes going down. No one there just one person and us.

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9-Nov-2020 Trail hike Confederation Park/Queens Park Cemetery

In between days of inclement weather, we managed to squeeze in 2 hours of exhausting walking. It turned warm enough in the early afternoon for some more...

8-Nov-2020 Trail hike Guinn's Pass 230373-limit 8

When the six of us left the parking lot, we were pleasantly surprised that there was no wind and no blowing snow. The drive was quite pleasant on a more...

6-Nov-2020 Trail hike Ranger's Summit-slow pace -FULL

Uneventfull excercise just stay sane in these challenging times. No wind, no sun. Dry trail except parts previously groomed. Good group. Thanks eve more...

5-Nov-2020 Off-Trail hike Midnight Peak 380492 via Baldy Pass

we started around 9 am and the weather didn't look very promising and after 2 hours the rain and snow got so bad that we were forced to turn ba more...


Week of 29-Oct-2020 to 4-Nov-2020
Date Activity Destination Report
4-Nov-2020 Trail hike Ridgeback

The parking lot at the trailhead was very icy and one person slipped while getting out of the car, convincing most of us to put on traction devices more...

4-Nov-2020 Off-Trail hike South End of Lawson Max 8-

Another successful mental health day for the Ramblers on the South End of Lawson. The weather was overcast but the rain, wet snow and wind held off more...

3-Nov-2020 Trail hike Prairie Mtn 544394

The trip was posted at very short notice in response to a distinctly balmy weather forecast, and was filled within a few hours. We met at the Elbow more...

2-Nov-2020 Off-Trail hike Vents Ridge FULL

It was a very mild day, with even more than the usual Chinook roller coaster temperature swings on the drive to the Elbow Falls area. It went from more...

2-Nov-2020 Trail hike Snagmore -Iron Springs - Elbow loop

As expected, south facing Snagmore had long dry sections, Iron Springs loop was muddy with lots of snow and Elbow was muddy and icy. Most participa more...

2-Nov-2020 Trail hike Picklejar Lakes 580988 Limit 8 FULL

Great hike with fine group of people. Ice-snow, little mash and mud afternoon. Zero to + 17 temperature. There is winter higher up there. Cloudy wi more...

2-Nov-2020 Off-Trail hike Three Lakes Valley

Leaving the +14 Calgary morning and arriving at a trailhead just above freezing was perhaps not the most inspiring start to a day. But we were rewa more...

1-Nov-2020 Trail hike Barrier Lookout

When we all met at Wasootch Parking lot around 8.30am it was about +5c but very windy. After a short discussion we decided that the scheduled Wasoo more...

1-Nov-2020 Off-Trail hike Missinglink Mtn loop via S.E. ridge

In order to avoid doing a car shuttle we left the cars at the Nash meadows parking lot , roughly equidistant from the start of the S.E ridge and th more...

1-Nov-2020 City Walk Bowness & Baker Park & new stairs to Valley Ridge

Bowness and Baker Park were free of ice and we enjoyed the warm temperature. Some of us went up the stairs connecting Bowness with Valley Ridge, wh more...

30-Oct-2020 Trail hike Cox Hill 90%

It was a very windy on the TransCanada & Hwy 40 to Barrier Lake where we were rudely greeted with unexpected driving rain. It didn't look g more...

30-Oct-2020 Off-Trail hike North Powderface Ridge limit 8 FULL

Weather is full of suprises these days.We had snowstorm in morning and sunny afternoon with very strong wind.Powderface Creek Trail is snow covered more...

29-Oct-2020 Trail hike Foran ridge Windy ridge loop

We met at the Foran ridge trailhead at 10:00am in fairly sunny conditions and maybe 1C. No wind so it felt warm. We then hiked to the very end of F more...

29-Oct-2020 Trail hike Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park

The large parking lot at the the trailhead was closed due to the construction of a new education centre, indicating that there is some major upgrad more...


Week of 22-Oct-2020 to 28-Oct-2020
Date Activity Destination Report
28-Oct-2020 Trail hike Ole Buck Mountain Trip Full

Nine explorers met at Sibbald Lake Parking Lot and followed the trail around the lake to find either 83B or 83C as mentioned by Gillian Daffern. Be more...

26-Oct-2020 Trail skiing Elk Pass+Kananaskis Lookout via hwy 40 TH, FULL@10

Thanks to various Ramblers who went on the very successful trip on 23 Oct 2020, we (mostly) found the correct parking lot on Highway 40 and set off more...

26-Oct-2020 Trail hike Circumnavigation of Nose Hill-Urban hike-

Participants: This was a very successful circumnavigation of Nose Hill Park by 11 enthusiastic Ramblers. We met at Edgemont Parking Lot and made ou more...

23-Oct-2020 Trail skiing Kananaskis Lookout

Opportunity knocked with a substantial snow fall last week. We decided to do our Kananaskis Lookout Traverse and a trip was called to bring in othe more...


Week of 15-Oct-2020 to 21-Oct-2020
Date Activity Destination Report
20-Oct-2020 Off-Trail skiing In town transceiver practice

Great weather to get out and practice.

This was the agenda for the 1.5 hours:
- introductions
- show of hands about co more...

19-Oct-2020 Trail hike Ranger Ridge via Fullerton Loop & Bobcat

After a cold start at the trailhead, temperatures started to warm up nicely when the sun appeared about 11 AM. By the time we were having lunch at more...

15-Oct-2020 Trail hike Powderface Ridge

We were all looking forward to going up Moose Mountain after a hiatus of 2 years while the new lookout was being built, but the increasing snow dep more...


Week of 8-Oct-2020 to 14-Oct-2020
Date Activity Destination Report
11-Oct-2020 Off-Trail hike Sandy McNabb Hills/Long Prairie Ridge

We had a cool start but the wind was light and we quickly warmed up as we climbed Long Prairie Ridge. The sun was warm and layers soon started to c more...

11-Oct-2020 Scramble Opal Ridge- N Peak 312308 - Trip Full

Our group of nine stalwart Ramblers gathered at the pullout south of Rocky Creek at 9am and left shortly after. The weather was cool and partly clo more...

10-Oct-2020 Off-Trail hike Pig's Back via Commonwealth Lake Loop Trip Full

Rain all day and snow at the top, it was a character building trip. Despite the dismal weather we were grateful just to be out in nature more...

8-Oct-2020 Trail hike North Powderface Ridge A six pack of Ramblers started up Powderface Creek at 9:15 with a temperature of 5C, returning 6 hours later at 3:15 at 13 degrees. We were the first more...
8-Oct-2020 Trail hike Harvey Pass and Lake via Bourgeau Lake

There was a shower as we drove through Canmore on the way to the trailhead so expectations of much sun were squashed from the beginning. But it was more...

8-Oct-2020 Off-Trail hike Iyarhe Ipan from Beaver Lodge parking lot

We left the cars just before 10:00am and crossed the Elbow river below the Beaver Lodge parking lot. The water was knee deep and cold but the air t more...

8-Oct-2020 Scramble Mt Niblock

In spite of the rather trying weather conditions, we had a great day on Mount Niblock. Mount Niblock is a really excellent scramble, with lots of g more...


Week of 1-Oct-2020 to 7-Oct-2020
Date Activity Destination Report
7-Oct-2020 Scramble Gap Mtn 376133 max 6-8

An on time group had us leaving the Little Highwood parking trailhead lot a little before 9:30 am amidst a few groups car shuttling for the Pocater more...

7-Oct-2020 Trail hike Olympic Peak from Ribbon Creek 8 max

We left the parking lot at 9:30 am and made our way through the trees to start the serious climb up to Olympic Summit. . We stopped occasionally t more...

7-Oct-2020 Scramble Tent Ridge Horseshoe 154311, 146308 loop

The wild weather made for unique views on this classic Kananaskis ridgewalk as we travelled below, above, beside, and through ever-changing cloud.< more...

5-Oct-2020 Off-Trail hike Guinn's Pass, peak 237374, and Galatea Lakes

The rebuilt (in 2017) Guinn’s Pass trail allows you to visit the pass, the peak east of the pass, and Galatea Lakes in one manageable day. Be more...