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Week of 6-Dec-2018 to 12-Dec-2018
Date Activity Destination Report
9-Dec-2018 Trail hike Deer Ridge

Another lovely hike snatched from the jaws of winter! We enjoyed a 5 degree day as the sun played with the margins of the Chinook arch over the foo more...

9-Dec-2018 Track skiing Upper L.Louise from Tramline PL

Another good trackset day at Lake Louise. We were glad to have uphill at the start with -19C at the parking lot. We ascended Tramline to the Lake L more...

9-Dec-2018 Off-Trail hike Foran ridge Windy ridge loop

We had a very pleasant day doing a loop hike that included Foran Grade ridge and Windy ridge. We ascended Foran Grade and hiked along the ridge to more...

9-Dec-2018 Snowshoeing Rummel L snowshoe

Five of us left Calgary at 8:00 am. On Highway 40 we have seen one coyote and three deer. We stopped at the Pocaterra hut for the washroom break. T more...

8-Dec-2018 Trail hike Prairie View Tr to Barrier Lookout 346567

A good walk up on a decent trail to the lookout at Barrier Lake for an early lunch with scenic views. Unfortunately a strong wind made the -5c air more...

6-Dec-2018 Off-Trail skiing Burstall Pass & AT/Telemark slopes

It was a cold start for 10 Ramblers (-22oC at the Burstall PL at 9:00am), but the sky was so vividly blue and fortunately there was very little win more...


Week of 29-Nov-2018 to 5-Dec-2018
Date Activity Destination Report
5-Dec-2018 Track skiing West Bragg Ski Trails: general

A pleasant, partly sunny day but a little cooler than recent days. Despite the lack of new snow, conditions remain good. We stayed pretty much in t more...

2-Dec-2018 Track skiing West Bragg Ski Trails: general

Thanks to overnight snow of 5 to 10 cm and the diligent work of volunteers packing trails, conditions were good. We followed "Mountain Road" west f more...

1-Dec-2018 Track skiing Upper L.Louise from Tramline PL

It was a brisk -16C at the Tramline parking lot when we started out, but it was clear and sunny which helped raise our spirits for the prospect of more...

30-Nov-2018 Trail skiing Kananaskis Lookout

Participants: Christine, Jim, Peter, Shirley, Inge, Brian, Chip

It was a favourable trip. The snow was more...

29-Nov-2018 Off-Trail hike Bull Creek Hills via Grass Pass

Construction continues to create a new day use area after Sentinel was destroyed by the flood of 2013. Just as we were leaving the parking area, tw more...


Week of 22-Nov-2018 to 28-Nov-2018
Date Activity Destination Report
28-Nov-2018 Trail hike Moose Mtn L/O - normal route

A pleasant day in the mountains. Less snow than Calgary, so the road to the upper parking lot was in great condition. Some ice on the trail could b more...

27-Nov-2018 Trail skiing L O'Hara via Fire Road

Apart from the clumping snow we all experienced due to, I think, warm temperatures and 1-2cms of fresh snow overnight it was a good day for me tryi more...

27-Nov-2018 Off-Trail hike Horton Hill and Ridge 413572 TRIP FULL

A first for Ramblers. Ten of us left the Lusk Creek Day Use parking lot and headed back towards the road to start climbing the open slope of Horton more...

25-Nov-2018 Trail hike Grass Pass 714875 via Pack Trail Coulee

Calgary’s snowfall did not materialize at the Grass Pass location, so we enjoyed a pleasant walk in the sun with little snow. Half of the gro more...

25-Nov-2018 Track skiing Lake Louise area track skiing

We started out under sunny skies and a more chilly than expected minus 14. The Lower Tramline trail up to the Moraine Lake road was in good shape w more...

24-Nov-2018 Trail hike Wasootch Ridge to 2nd cairn 365447

At 7.30am, as I shoveled my Calgary driveway of the 10cms of snow that had fallen overnight, I wondered how this Wasootch trip would turn out. Afte more...

23-Nov-2018 Trail hike Cross Conservation Area, Paradise Trail loop

Participants: Madeleine, Susan, Jennifer, Bob

The Cross Conservancy was unexpectedly popular even with snow in the foreca more...

23-Nov-2018 Off-Trail skiing Little Highwood Pass

The good news was that we had the pass to ourselves. The bad news was that the skiing was pretty marginal.
We pretty much knew that conditions more...

22-Nov-2018 Scramble Yamnuska traverse (east to west)

Everyone except Julien, had done this traverse multiple times. However for me this was one of the worse conditions as it was quite icy necessitatin more...


Week of 15-Nov-2018 to 21-Nov-2018
Date Activity Destination Report
21-Nov-2018 Track skiing PLPP Track Ski-Destination TBA

Things started out very nicely, arriving at the pull-out on HWY 40 at 10:15, ready to ski the old road to Pocaterra and then onward where our spiri more...

21-Nov-2018 Off-Trail hike South End of Lawson-Max 8

Six of us had a wonderful hike up to Mt. Lawson. Lots of sun and wind in the trees and we were worried that we would be blown off the ridge. Howeve more...

20-Nov-2018 Trail hike Jumpingpound loop

The weather gods gave us another gift of a mild November day in the foothills. After a 3 degree morning in Calgary the temperature jumped to 10 on more...

18-Nov-2018 Off-Trail hike Entrance Ridges (Carry & Muley Ridges)

The weather forecast this morning did not sound too promising but an amazing number of people still showed up for the hike! Very little wind all da more...

18-Nov-2018 Trail skiing L O'Hara via Fire Road

It was cool and windy when we arrived at the parking lot, but snow conditions were as reported -- good coverage and a well packed trail.

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Week of 8-Nov-2018 to 14-Nov-2018
Date Activity Destination Report
14-Nov-2018 Trail hike Sulphur Springs - Riverview loop Any day you can bask once more in warm sunshine in the foothills in November is a great day to be out and about!

We did the Sulphur more...
14-Nov-2018 Scramble "Wildhorse ridge" Ya Ha Tinda area

North of Cochrane on the two lane highway 22 to Sundre we were slowed down by an over sized load carrying a building structure. Later west of Sundr more...

11-Nov-2018 Track skiing Great Divide trail (old 1A highway)

We arrived at our starting point just as the track setter started out up the road toward Lake Louise. As a result the earlier going couldn't have b more...

10-Nov-2018 Trail hike Wind Ridge 199533, FULL

This turned to be another good weather day with sunshine, little wind and good company. About 6 hours round trip for14 km and 800m vertical on a go more...

10-Nov-2018 Trail hike Powderface Ridge 515344

We were having second thoughts when we made the turn south from Highway 8 towards Bragg Creek as it started snowing heavily, but it was just a smal more...

9-Nov-2018 Trail hike Cox Hill-Maximum 10 people

Nine of us really enjoyed hiking up Cox Hill. Not much snow, but some ice so we needed icers. On the way up four of us saw a grouse. Sunny and wind more...


Week of 1-Nov-2018 to 7-Nov-2018
Date Activity Destination Report
7-Nov-2018 Trail hike Yamnuska East Ridge 327658

It was a lovely day to stroll up the east ridge of Yamnuska and admire the views. The sun was shining, fresh snow covered the branches of the veget more...

4-Nov-2018 Trail hike Ranger Summit -Strange Brew loop from W.Bragg

Originally, it was Brian’s trip, but Madeleine was kind enough to take over the coordinator’s role. It was the pleasant day with mild 1 more...

3-Nov-2018 Off-Trail hike Three Cairns

Having not done this trip I had a route description from Gillean Daffern for this trip which described a clockwise loop with an optional steep and more...

1-Nov-2018 Off-Trail hike Wasootch Ridge 376436

Six of us had a very enjoyable day out on Wasootch Ridge-just a skiff of snow and occasional icy patches but lots of sun and warmth. We managaed more...


Week of 25-Oct-2018 to 31-Oct-2018
Date Activity Destination Report
31-Oct-2018 Road bike Glenmore rezervoir pathway

Good late morning exercise. Thanks everyone.

Susan-Bill, Richard, IVAN.

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30-Oct-2018 Off-Trail hike Mt St.Piran

There were only a few cars in the Lake Louise parking lot when we set off around 9:30 undercloudy skies. Once the trail past the chateau started a more...

28-Oct-2018 Off-Trail hike Loder Peak

Oh, what a change of plans can bring! Started out going up Loder Peak, but the horrendous winds and icy snow turned us back. Some folks drove back more...

28-Oct-2018 Trail hike Ranger Ridge via Fullerton Loop & Bobcat

It was a cold, windy start at the parking lot combined with a forecast of morning precipitation. Even more dire was the fact that Francisco showed more...

28-Oct-2018 Trail hike Picklejar Lakes

In August we met to hike Serendipity Peak but due to thick smoke didn’t make it out of the city. Instead, we indulged in a movie a more...

27-Oct-2018 Trail hike Merlin View loop

We enjoyed a fine blue-sky autumn day in the foothills with nary a cloud to be seen. Just west of Bragg Creek we had to stop briefly as a whitetail more...

27-Oct-2018 Trail hike Saddleback - Fairview Mtn

We had a very wintery hike! There was lots of room at the Lake Louise parking when we arrived around 9:20am. Temperature was -2.5 when we arrived, more...

25-Oct-2018 Trail hike Mesa (Square) Butte 720280 - Curley Sand

It was a lovely day for retirees to be out and about in the foothills of Alberta--some on motorcycles, some in convertible Porsches, and some of us more...

25-Oct-2018 Trail hike Black Rock Mtn L/O

I made a couple of choices on this trip that if I were to do it again I would change, The first choice was to take the #1 highway to the #22 and go more...


Week of 18-Oct-2018 to 24-Oct-2018
Date Activity Destination Report
23-Oct-2018 Road bike Castle Jct to Lake Louise return

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I want to ride my bicycle - and three of us did ride our bike more...

22-Oct-2018 Trail hike King Creek Ridge 338222

What a brilliant day for a ridge walk - sunny, 17o C at highway, a small breeze. The four of us started up at about 9:30 - a very 'direct' trail sw more...

21-Oct-2018 Trail hike Mt. Lady Macdonald ex-Teahouse site

Warm sunny weather, no snow and no wind. Perfect day to go up Lady Macdonald to the helipad location. Very popular hike these days with the majorit more...

21-Oct-2018 Off-Trail hike Green Mtn loop via Spaulding Point

It was a toasty day of sunshine on the south-facing slope of Green Mountain in Bluerock Wildland Provincial Park. Starting out by crossing the brid more...

21-Oct-2018 Trail hike Ridgeback

It was back to fall-like conditions on the trail. Most of the snow had melted and the trail was bare in the places where the sun hit, and icy in th more...

20-Oct-2018 Off-Trail hike Mt Hoffman 635083 ( loop)

It was a pleasant surprise to discover that most of the snow had disappeared so we didn't need our microspikes.In the way up part of the group took more...

20-Oct-2018 Off-Trail hike Mt Roberta

Patience paid off big time. Three years ago we ascended the slopes of Mt Roberta in thigh deep snow and were slapped with a snow squall. more...

18-Oct-2018 Off-Trail hike Odlum Ridge East 521964

4 Ramblers met at the Lantern Creek trailhead shortly after 09:00. With the temperature hovering just below freezing, we brought our water shoes wi more...


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...