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Recent Trips

Week of 11-Oct-2018 to 17-Oct-2018
Date Activity Destination Report
17-Oct-2018 Off-Trail hike Midnight Peak 380492 via Baldy Pass

What a great day to be alive and in the mountains. Our group started at the trailhead ab 9:15 to 6 deg C and a bit of a breeze. We quickly made Bal more...

17-Oct-2018 Presentation Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society

Gayleen from the Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society gave an interesting presentation on their Society's efforts to care for injured and orphan more...

16-Oct-2018 Road bike Madden to Water Valley

Three of us had an excellent cycle (warm weather, good pavement, light traffic). We made our way to Water Valley where we stopped for snacks and ch more...

14-Oct-2018 Trail hike Prairie View Tr to Barrier Lookout 346567

The day was cooler than we anticipated, with a cold wind as we crossed Barrier Dam and at the lookouts. There was quite a bit of snow on most of th more...

14-Oct-2018 Trail hike Sulphur Springs - Riverview loop

We had a relaxed day, five participants starting out from Station Flats at 9:50AM, temperature a little below zero. After a little while, the tempe more...


Week of 4-Oct-2018 to 10-Oct-2018
Date Activity Destination Report
6-Oct-2018 Trail hike Eagle Hill 455604 via Deer Ridge FULL

First the good news: We had a good 4 hour workout in glorious sunshine in the Sibbald Flats Area and we all made it back to the cars safely. The ba more...


Week of 27-Sep-2018 to 3-Oct-2018
Date Activity Destination Report
30-Sep-2018 Off-Trail hike Rummel Pass 212341

12 Ramblers were keen to get out for a hike despite the discouraging weather forecast. It turned out to be a cool day, but as there was no wind it more...

28-Sep-2018 Trail hike Cross Conservation Area, Paradise Trail loop

Participants: Madeleine,Jennifer,Margo We three Ramblerettes enjoyed a very pleasant, albeit cloudy, walk at Cross Conservation. No sn more...

28-Sep-2018 Off-Trail hike East Panorama Ridge via Taylor Lake FULL

For the past two weeks, the weather has been pretty bad with some significant snow fall in the mountains and generally cool and damp. People have b more...


Week of 20-Sep-2018 to 26-Sep-2018
Date Activity Destination Report
26-Sep-2018 Trail hike Powderface Ridge 515344 The autumn leaves were at their absolute prime as we drove through the foothills, despite the overcast sky.

We had to quickly shed layers more...
25-Sep-2018 Off-Trail hike Hidden L to Paradise Chair via Little Richardson

We left the Fish creek trailhead just after 9:00 am for the trudge up to Temple lodge which I find a bit boring - but you do occasionally get views more...

23-Sep-2018 Trail hike Twin Lakes viewpoint

Despite a dark and drizzly morning it turned out to be a pretty decent day. By the time we reached the parking lot, the low clouds had lifted and i more...

23-Sep-2018 Trail hike Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park

After driving through dense fog on the way to the trailhead, we wondered what kind of weather to expect. The conditions turned out to be pretty goo more...


Week of 13-Sep-2018 to 19-Sep-2018
Date Activity Destination Report
19-Sep-2018 Off-Trail hike Pocaterra Ridge > L. Highwood Pass S > N

Things didn't look good at the West Valley meet-up point and we were all talking about the very optimistic weather forecast we had read about. As w more...


Week of 6-Sep-2018 to 12-Sep-2018
Date Activity Destination Report
9-Sep-2018 Trail hike Perley Rock Trail

Mother Nature was benevolent as the overnight rain ceased by the start of the hike and we only had cloudy skies and a few dripping trees to contend more...

8-Sep-2018 Trail hike Balu Pass - Glacier Nat Park (Rogers Pass)

Spoiler alert - there are bear photos in this report!

Funny how Friday we saw lots of fairly fresh bear scat on the trails and didn't see o more...

8-Sep-2018 Off-Trail hike Lake Rae Overlook

We had a bit of everything, cloud, sun, wind, a few sprinkles and a full rainbow. After leaving the main trail we had no trouble finding the "aband more...

7-Sep-2018 Trail hike Jade Pass - Mt. Revelstoke Nat Park

We had a slightly late start as the gate at the entrance to the park didn't open at the advertised time. Instead of 8:30 we were on the trail to th more...

7-Sep-2018 Scramble Mt Noyes

Hoping for sunshine and good views, we drove up Hwy.93 to the parking spot north of Silverhorn campground marked "Overflow Camping" suggested by Nu more...


Week of 23-Aug-2018 to 29-Aug-2018
Date Activity Destination Report
26-Aug-2018 Paddling Big Salmon River - FULL

“There are strange things done in the midnight sun…

Six adventurers convened in Whitehorse to canoe the Big Salmon River. We more...


Week of 30-Aug-2018 to 5-Sep-2018
Date Activity Destination Report
2-Sep-2018 Trail hike Iceline high point out & back + Yoho Lake

It was quite smoky on parts of the drive to Takakkaw and the clouds were misting the summits of the peaks, but in the Yoho Valley it was okay.The w more...

1-Sep-2018 Off-Trail hike Green Mtn loop via Spaulding Point

When I left home at 6:50AM there was a bitter North wind which I thought would make for a cold day. This changed dramatically and the wind died dow more...

1-Sep-2018 Off-Trail Mt Roberta

This trip was scheduled to be Mt. Buller, but when we arrived near Kent Ridge at 8.30am, we did not like the weather. It was cloudy and raining sli more...

1-Sep-2018 Scramble Loop of peaks northeast of Mt Glasgow

On a busy long weekend doing a hike in Elbow Valley appealed to many Ramblers. The weather cooperated by clearing soon after we started hiking and more...

1-Sep-2018 Trail hike Eagle Hill 455604

Despite the gloomy beginnings in the parking lot, we ended up hiking in sunshine all day. It was cool at the trailhead and there were signs in the more...


Week of 23-Aug-2018 to 29-Aug-2018
Date Activity Destination Report
29-Aug-2018 Trail hike Merlin View loop

A little cool at the start, but it warmed up by the end to make for a pleasant day in the West Bragg foothills. Conditions were dry so the trails w more...

28-Aug-2018 Off-Trail hike peak 571003 via Picklejar Lakes & creek

I had done this trip ( see trip report) in mid November 14 more...

26-Aug-2018 Trail hike Rummel Lake 200327

It was an inauspicious beginning. First one of the persons signed up fell backwards over a pack at the parking lot and decided it was best to go ho more...

25-Aug-2018 Scramble Mt. Redoubt via Spirko route, FULL

Good trip and group but rather poor smoky weather. We took about 8 hours car to car (or rather I did, and the others were polite enough to wait onc more...

25-Aug-2018 Off-Trail hike Upper Kananaskis River Viewpoint 256114

After leaving the main trail at the Invincible ck. bridge we tested our endurance on the fire road. From previous trips I remembered it as full of more...


Week of 9-Aug-2018 to 15-Aug-2018
Date Activity Destination Report
14-Aug-2018 Trail hike Chilkoot Trail backpack

Six Ramblers hiked the historic Chilkoot Gold Rush trail from Dyea AK to Bennett BC. We had a great time and very cooperative weather. It only rain more...


Week of 16-Aug-2018 to 22-Aug-2018
Date Activity Destination Report
21-Aug-2018 Off-Trail hike Hero Nob Trip Full

Five of us left the Sawmill Parking Lot and found the overgrown road described by Daffern which is now a trail rather than a road. In fact, at tim more...