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Week of 9-Aug-2018 to 15-Aug-2018
Date Activity Destination Report
14-Aug-2018 Off-Trail hike Ridge 128287 southwest of Mt Smuts (Smutwood Peak)

We left the parking place west of Engadine lodge shortly after 9 in cool temperatures and a nice blue sky.After regrouping and a snack break at Smu more...

14-Aug-2018 Scramble Big Sister 156525

There is little useful one can add to previous reports of ascending the Big Sister since we followed Alan Kane’s well known route description more...

12-Aug-2018 Scramble Harvie Height's Nipple 164660

Wow, what a great scramble! All 10 made the summit, all went up/down the "ramp". Of our 10, only Jeanette & Clifton had been here before. We we more...


Week of 2-Aug-2018 to 8-Aug-2018
Date Activity Destination Report
7-Aug-2018 Scramble Mt Strachan, Muir and MacLaren via Carnarvon Lake

Day 1

The Headwall

We left Cataract Creek Recreation area and the temperature was pl more...


Week of 9-Aug-2018 to 15-Aug-2018
Date Activity Destination Report
9-Aug-2018 Scramble Mist Mtn via north ridge

Well there was lots of scrambling and adventure, but no summit on this trip, as one member unfortunately suffered a fall just below the summit of t more...


Week of 2-Aug-2018 to 8-Aug-2018
Date Activity Destination Report
8-Aug-2018 Scramble Bow Peak

Deja vu .It would have been a bluebird day except for the smoky haze .We had no trouble finding the parking place and the start of the trail that g more...

8-Aug-2018 Off-Trail hike Black Prince Lakes 249167

We were all pleasantly surprised on arrival at the Black Prince parking lot, to see a blue sky and the surrounding peaks, with little evidence of s more...

6-Aug-2018 Trail hike Bluerock Creek to meadows

The day was setting up to be warm as we assembled in the at the end of the road, 546 along the Sheep River. A female mule deer greeted us as we rea more...

5-Aug-2018 Off-Trail hike Forgetmenot Ridge 548262

It was a great day with awesome group of people. On the way to the trailhead we saw one deer and a couple of cows beside the road. We arrived at Li more...

4-Aug-2018 Off-Trail hike Mt Bourgeau Max 8-10

This long hike went well with only a little rain for about 30 minutes on the descent. It was also cool enough for this coordinator to wear his toqu more...

3-Aug-2018 kayaking Paddle around the resevoir

Three of us put in at the new Ghost Marina and paddled up the Ghost River as far as we could go. We managed to get back to the marina and load the more...


Week of 26-Jul-2018 to 1-Aug-2018
Date Activity Destination Report
1-Aug-2018 Scramble Windtower via West Wind Pass

It turned out to be a lovely day, with enough wind at the pass and above to make the warm temperatures quite comfortable.
Starting a little af more...

29-Jul-2018 Trail hike Jumpingpound Ridge from north

It’s too cold! That was the reason given for the group wanting to leave the lunch spot on Jumpingpound Mountain. Admittedly, since the temper more...

29-Jul-2018 Off-Trail hike Paget peak and North ridge

we were a bit disappointed with the hazy skies but you take what you get. After a break at the old fire lookout we followed a number of rough trail more...

28-Jul-2018 Off-Trail hike Old Goat Glacier 140460

When the dust settled from the road to and past the parking area the trailhead came into view. The walk in the forest was cool, a hint of moistness more...

28-Jul-2018 Scramble Citadel Peak TRIP FULL

The group left the Sunshine Lodge area at the top of the gondola at 8:30 AM and headed along the Citadel Pass trail. Given the early start, we had more...

27-Jul-2018 Trail hike Prairie Mtn - West Ridge Loop - moderate pace

A nice day to get out to the mountains, although the views were not very clear because of haze (or forest fire smoke?). It felt humid on the ascent more...


Week of 19-Jul-2018 to 25-Jul-2018
Date Activity Destination Report
22-Jul-2018 Off-Trail hike South Volcano Ridge

It was a very nice day for a hike, with moderate temperatures and a light breeze. The first part of the trail was muddy and churned up by horses, b more...

22-Jul-2018 Trail hike Mt Allan from Ribbon Creek

Once we managed to don boots, which in some cases proved a challenge, we were off and away through the forest. We took a short break at the site of more...

21-Jul-2018 Off-Trail hike Mist Ridge South Summit Loop

We set off from the trailhead at 9:40am under clear blue sky with a light breeze. The trail had a few muddy spots and was quite bushy in places. We more...

21-Jul-2018 Trail hike Wind Ridge 199533

It was a pleasant joyfull meeting at the parking lot in the shadow of the forest setting. A few extra members joined us there to add to this event. more...

21-Jul-2018 Scramble Devil's Thumb

Five Ramblers pulled into the Lk Louise parking lot at 8:15 am and grabbed one of the 3 empty parking spots. We were on the trail by 8:30 am. We we more...


Week of 12-Jul-2018 to 18-Jul-2018
Date Activity Destination Report
15-Jul-2018 Trail hike Hiking-biking Kimberley

Hot and smoky.

Ivan

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Week of 19-Jul-2018 to 25-Jul-2018
Date Activity Destination Report
20-Jul-2018 Off-Trail hike Lipalian Peak - Variation from trip m295

Three of us headed up the Louise skiout in nicely cool temperatures and soon reached the beginning of the meadows in Wolverine Bowl (the bowl betwe more...

20-Jul-2018 Trail hike Piper C and Pass 392175 It was a bluebird day for the spectacular ascent of Piper's Creek. On the way in we took the short side trip to Edworthy Falls on the Elbow River. Th more...
19-Jul-2018 Scramble Mt Niblock

We arrived at the Lake Louise parking lot just before 8:00 am - none too soon as I think the lower lots would have been full in another 30 minutes more...


Week of 12-Jul-2018 to 18-Jul-2018
Date Activity Destination Report
17-Jul-2018 Off-Trail hike Grizzly Peak 326250

Pretty warm but not intolerable. Great views from the top.
We left the car shortly before 11 and immediately felt that Joe's observation that more...

17-Jul-2018 Scramble Nihahi Ridge - Nihahi Creek loop

Seven ramblers endured the heat and hordes of black flies in a fun ridgewalk .. Participants: FranciscoC/S,Peter,Susan,{976 je more...

15-Jul-2018 Trail hike Table Mountain 991712

It was a sunny start (beats the fog & drizzle of the previous day) as we headed out from the Beaver Mines Lake trailhead: This trail is quite more...

15-Jul-2018 Scramble The Onion - Iceberg Lake loop

The trip to the top of The Onion in my opinion, ranks as one of the most scenic off trail hikes in Banff National Park. It is worthy of a repeat ev more...

14-Jul-2018 Off-Trail hike Victoria Ridge

Quite a few Ramblers were interested in giving the Castle a try, and assembled at the Victoria Ridge trailhead. The weather was not great, low clou more...

12-Jul-2018 Road bike Glenbow Ranch pathway

Good morning ride at Glenbow Ranch PP. Just 23 km on paved trail-same distance as Chestermere, much better scenery, little wind protection in trees more...

12-Jul-2018 Off-Trail hike Picklejar C traverse + two hills

On a sunny morning, 6 of us headed up Lantern Creek towards Picklejar Lakes. We soon reached the pass on the new trail up the final stretch, (a rea more...

12-Jul-2018 Scramble Unity Peak - Lipalian Peak loop (TRIP FULL)

The Unity Peak-Lipalian traverse provided hours of great views. It took about three hours from the Fish Creek parking lot up through Wolverine Vall more...


Week of 5-Jul-2018 to 11-Jul-2018
Date Activity Destination Report
11-Jul-2018 Off-Trail hike The Orphan via Wind Ridge

We had a marvelous adventure on a route that had no signs of other human travels at all, yet surely others must have done this at some point &ndash more...

9-Jul-2018 Scramble Mt Whymper

I had not been in the national parks since the ski season. Coincidentally this trip shared the same trailhead parking as a last ski trip on April 2 more...

8-Jul-2018 Trail hike Healy Pass

We enjoyed a beautiful day, good trail conditions and splendid views. Hiking in approx. 1.9km from the trailhead at ~10.05AM, Eveline spotted two g more...

8-Jul-2018 Trail hike Baldy Pass 383500

It was a great day to be hiking in the mountains – moderate temperatures, beautiful blue sky, and a light cooling breeze. There were not a lo more...

8-Jul-2018 Off-Trail hike Grizzly Ridge 414055 traverse

After sorting out the car shuttle we started rather late from the Highwood meadows trailhead. Still quite a few snow patches left and a few brave f more...

8-Jul-2018 Trail hike Mt Lipsett 470014

A good sized group set out from the Mt Lipsett trailhead shortly after 10am. The lower part of the trail was quite wet and muddy. Most of the group more...

8-Jul-2018 Scramble Commonwealth Ridge - south summit

High five to the troopers for earning their bushwhacking certificate on a character building trip. Thrashing around in a mature forest t more...

7-Jul-2018 Social Pancake Breakfast

Excellent weather, great food and a good turnout for the annual free members' pancake breakfast. The new grill worked well once the cookers learned more...

6-Jul-2018 Trail hike Jumpingpound Ridge from north

A beautiful day on a foothills staple hike. It was not too hot in the cool of the morning as we climbed up to the junction with the ridge trail. Th more...

6-Jul-2018 Trail hike Guinn's Pass 230373 There was a lot of pent-up demand for trying the brand new Guinn's Pass trail, thus the Ramblers were able to mount two large groups within a week for more...
5-Jul-2018 Trail hike Merlin View loop We had great hiking conditions – pleasantly cool for the ascent, pleasantly warm for the descent, clear skies for extensive views and a large va more...
5-Jul-2018 Scramble Snow Peak

We arrived at the Chester parking lot to find that the Chester Lake trail and the access to Mt. Chester had been closed the day before (July 4th) d more...


Week of 28-Jun-2018 to 4-Jul-2018
Date Activity Destination Report
1-Jul-2018 Trail hike Rawson Lake 312062

It was sort of a gloomy day for the hike. The trail was wet and muddy in places and there was the occasional sprinkle of rain. However, this also m more...

30-Jun-2018 Trail hike Guinn's Pass 230373

We tried out the newish (2017) re-route of the Guinn Pass trail on what turned out to be a mixed weather day. It was the first day it was open this more...

30-Jun-2018 Scramble Yamnuska traverse (east to west)

When I posted this trip on Wednesday the weather forecast did n't look promising for the weekend with Saturday the best day with 40% chance of show more...


Week of 21-Jun-2018 to 27-Jun-2018
Date Activity Destination Report
27-Jun-2018 Off-Trail hike Wasootch Peak

This trip was originally posted at Mary Barclay's Mtn. Well, we got to the Kananaskis River and it was running a bit deeper and, to our eyes, with more...

26-Jun-2018 Trail hike Powderface Ridge from west (relaxed pace)

It was a little cooler in the mountains and when we arrived at the trailhead on the Powderface road it was 9C. We made the short climb up to Three more...

26-Jun-2018 Scramble Moose Mtn south outliers from Canyon Creek

What a great day! Since being introduced to this trip via the Ramblers several years ago I have shared it with many friends and we all have agreed more...

24-Jun-2018 Scramble Mt Indefatigable North Peak & traverse

Beautiful day for the classic Indefatigable peak traverse. Sunny, hot, some cooling wind on ridge, a bit of old snow which did not cause a problem, more...

24-Jun-2018 Trail hike Powderface Ridge 515344

We enjoyed a wonderful warm and sunny day with a great group, welcoming two new members. We left the trailhead at 9:40AM, took a break on the knoll more...

24-Jun-2018 Off-Trail hike Lineham Ridge 582972

The day started with an interesting wildlife sighting, just as your scribe's car approached Turner Valley we saw a coyote crossing Hwy 22, which wa more...


Week of 14-Jun-2018 to 20-Jun-2018
Date Activity Destination Report
19-Jun-2018 Off-Trail hike Waterfowl CG car camping

We had three very hot days hiking Chephren Lake, Tuff Puff Ridge and Bow Hut. Friday start raining so we went home. Thanks Everyone.

Bill-S more...

18-Jun-2018 Road bike Drumheller Bike and Camp

Participants: Christine,Manfred,Chip,Damian

I guess this wasn't the typical Ramblers trip, by activity or location. Be that more...


Week of 21-Jun-2018 to 27-Jun-2018
Date Activity Destination Report
21-Jun-2018 Scramble Heart Mtn Horseshoe loop

It was cool at the start but with the steep vertical on Heart Mountain we soon heated up - a good day to have brought lots of water. A steady pace more...


Week of 14-Jun-2018 to 20-Jun-2018
Date Activity Destination Report
20-Jun-2018 Scramble The Fortress via Headwall Lakes (Trip Full)

It was a 10 out of 10 day to do the Fortress Mountain trip. After parking at the Burstall Pass parking lot (Chester lot and trail closed due to bea more...

19-Jun-2018 Off-Trail hike Buller Creek Peak

Not the most exciting peak to climb but nevertheless it was nice to do a summit new to all in the group. After a pleasant walk in the S. Buller pas more...