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Week of 21-Sep-2017 to 27-Sep-2017
Date Activity Destination Report
24-Sep-2017 Off-Trail hike Lipalian Peak We had a fine day in this Larch area.  Fun to see everyone trying to get to Moraine Lake and Lake louise scross the valley.  Cloudier than f more...

Week of 14-Sep-2017 to 20-Sep-2017
Date Activity Destination Report
17-Sep-2017 Off-Trail hike Dolomite Circuit We had a fine day away from the snows of the front ranges.  I had originally called for a trip to Fortress Mtn, but after seeing that there was q more...
17-Sep-2017 Off-Trail hike Iyarhe Ipan 561359 This trip had been on my ‘to do’ list for a very long time. I don’t know why I waited so long. It is a very enjoyable hike which we did as a loop. We more...
16-Sep-2017 Off-Trail hike East Panorama Ridge via Taylor Lake The Front Ranges looked quite snowy down to low elevations as we headed west but there was only a dusting on the highest peaks by the time we drove pa more...
16-Sep-2017 Off-trail hike Zigadenus and Myosotis Lakes via Packer's Pass OT3 We left the Fish Creek Parking lot and watched as several vans took people up the road for Skoki Lodge.  However, it was a sunny day with nice co more...

Week of 7-Sep-2017 to 13-Sep-2017
Date Activity Destination Report
10-Sep-2017 Scramble Loop of peaks by Glasgow Mt. After too many summer days of hot, smoky weather, we lucked out – cool temperatures and clear skies. It was an excellent day to do this loop close to more...
9-Sep-2017 Off-Trail hike Little Arethusa 433075 via Arethusa Cirque Smoke , clouds and strong winds. Otherwise a wonderful trip.In a couple of hours at a relaxed pace we were having lunch on top of Little Arethusa. more...
9-Sep-2017 Trail hike Alpine Circuit (Wiwaxy Gap to All Souls Prospect) Fall hiking season is here! On our long-awaited hike to Lake O’Hara we experie more...
7-Sep-2017 Scramble Big Sister 156525 We left the gravel pit opposite the three sisters powerhouse soon after 9.00am on a smoky, hot Thursday morning in September. There is now a well trod more...

Week of 31-Aug-2017 to 6-Sep-2017
Date Activity Destination Report
4-Sep-2017 Trail hike Volcano Ridge summit 615197 A fine summer day in the foothills started out under cloudy skies that slowly cleared as the day went on. The dry conditions reduced one of the creek more...
4-Sep-2017 Scramble Mt Lorette via SE gully We left Lorette Ponds near 8.45 under cloudy skies.  Lots of animal tracks along the river.  We made quick work of the river crossing & more...
3-Sep-2017 Off-Trail hike Pig's Back This was a delightful walk with some off trail travel to a small ridge just north of Commonwealth Peak in Kananaskis which offered surprisingly good v more...
3-Sep-2017 Trail hike Tombstone Lakes A pleasant start up to Elbow Lake with clear skies and comparatively cool temperatures.  The trip is an out and back walk of 20 km to the Tombsto more...
2-Sep-2017 Off-Trail hike Dolomite circuit The Helen Lake parking lot was near full when we arrived at 9.20 and shortly after there were people parking on the access road. Many seemed to be hea more...

Week of 24-Aug-2017 to 30-Aug-2017
Date Activity Destination Report
27-Aug-2017 Off-Trail hike Naiset Cabins/Mt.Assiniboine/ Great week at Assiniboine PP. Hot days- very warm nights. No smoke Monday, little smoky rest of days. Really smoky and falling ash Thursday evening af more...
30-Aug-2017 Off-Trail hike Quartzite Peak We started under smoky skies shortly after 9 am on the pleasant trail running alongside Mosquito ck,At the point where the trail crosses the creek on more...
27-Aug-2017 Scramble Mt Noyes - north peak This trip was an exploratory trip to see whether we could climb the peak north of the true summit of Mt Noyes.  While slightly lower than the hig more...
27-Aug-2017 Trail hike Chester Lake & Elephant Rocks After this hike was cancelled twice this summer due to bear activity in the area, we finally were able to go up to Chester lake and beyond.  The more...
26-Aug-2017 Trail hike Wind Ridge 199533 Valley Road parking lot was almost full close to 8:00 am in the morning. Our group of 14 was not the only one heading to the mountains to enjoy yet an more...
26-Aug-2017 Scramble Television Peak

What an epic day. After I called this trip I was selective about who I let on due to the longevity of this peak. Christine G called me the night be more...

25-Aug-2017 Scramble Mt Inflexible 265269 from North Kent We left Alda's van around 8:15 am and headed up the old logging roads using Andrew Nugara's trip description of the route up North Kent. Tempe more...

Week of 17-Aug-2017 to 23-Aug-2017
Date Activity Destination Report
20-Aug-2017 Trail hike Glacier National Park--West Glacier area With three participants continuing from the first week of hiking on the east side of Glacier National Park, Aug. 13-19, three new participants joined more...

Week of 24-Aug-2017 to 30-Aug-2017
Date Activity Destination Report
24-Aug-2017 Mountain bike Long Distance-Telephone Loop/east/ Great day in great company. Good work-out in foothills. Weather good, visibility not so. We rode Telephone Loop east leg first and then had awesome bu more...

Week of 17-Aug-2017 to 23-Aug-2017
Date Activity Destination Report
23-Aug-2017 Scramble Skogan Peak It a sunny, hot and almost smoke free day to do Skogan Peak. The group left the trailhead at 8 AM and biked 5.4 km along the Stoney Trail where we sec more...
20-Aug-2017 Trail hike Sulphur Springs - Riverview loop
Although visibility was poor due to smoke, we didn’t have any smoke related problems breathing.Despite a full parking lot, we only enc more...
20-Aug-2017 Off-Trail hike Taiga Viewpoint 348035 above Frozen Lk A combination of smoke and cloud made for a dull and kinda depressing start to our hike. Luckily the smoke situation got better as the day progressed more...
19-Aug-2017 Off-Trail hike Fossill Falls Great day in mountains, sunny day almost no smoke. First we had to move to West Valley Road because Shouldice PL was close to public /we were told it more...

Week of 10-Aug-2017 to 16-Aug-2017
Date Activity Destination Report
13-Aug-2017 Trail hike Glacier National Park--St. Mary area Our fifth annual camping and hiking trip to the Glacier National Park/Great Bear Wilderness area was a great success, with warm and sunny, albeit ofte more...

Week of 17-Aug-2017 to 23-Aug-2017
Date Activity Destination Report
17-Aug-2017 Trail hike Prairie Mtn - West Ridge Loop Reasonably clear when we started but increasingly smoky as the day went on. The walk down through the woods was a pleasant contrast. A few mountain bi more...

Week of 10-Aug-2017 to 16-Aug-2017
Date Activity Destination Report
13-Aug-2017 Scramble Storm Mtn (Highwood Pass) We headed up the trail opposite the Lost Lemon sign at 8 AM. After about 30 minutes we found ourselves in a small hanging valley. At the end of t more...
12-Aug-2017 Off-Trail hike Coyote Hills south to north On a hot, smoky day (also a smokin hot day) seven Ramblers set out to explore the Coyote Hills near Highwood Junction.  We decided not to include more...
12-Aug-2017 Scramble The Onion. It would have been a perfect summer day except for the smoky haze obscuring the views.We followed the good trail to Bow hut ,a few stream crossings pr more...
11-Aug-2017 Off-Trail hike L Highwood Pass - Pocaterra Ridge traverse Our group met first at the Little Highwood Pass parking lot at 9 am to drop off the shuttle vehicle before heading up to the Highwood. The weather was more...

Week of 3-Aug-2017 to 9-Aug-2017
Date Activity Destination Report
7-Aug-2017 Trail hike Upper Devon Lakes backpack

Day One: Smoke and Horse Flies

The group was eager to start even though a haze lingered in the valley. With fresh legs and heavy pac more...

6-Aug-2017 Off-Trail hike Forgetmenot Ridge 548262 We left Richmond meeting place at 8:00am, regrouped at the parking lot by the bridge, and started hiking at 9:15am. It was cool enough in the morning more...
6-Aug-2017 Off-Trail hike Mt Lipsett lower summit 462019 via Mt Lipsett There were 2 or 3 other small groups at the trailhead when we arrived, with a few more small groups we met on the way down, but not too crowded for a more...
6-Aug-2017 Off-Trail hike South Volcano Ridge
We made this hike into a loop by going up the Volcano Ridge trail, cutting east on the link trail, and then climbing South Volcano Ridge fro more...
6-Aug-2017 Scramble Mt.Lineham/Waterton Almost perfect day/little smoke haze afternoon/. All of us went Lineham Ridge viewpoint then Teresa and Yoko went to ridge highest point. Going back T more...
6-Aug-2017 Scramble Mt Andromache traverse After leaving one car at Noseeum Creek to avoid the boring walk back to the starting point, we headed up Hector Ck. and the waterfall, and followed Al more...
5-Aug-2017 Trail hike Smuts Pass, High Col 135279 Luckily for us the gloomy weather forecast was totally off the mark as the clouds gradually dissipated and we ended up with a nice day. We made good t more...
5-Aug-2017 Off-Trail hike Loaf Mt. - Castle area Memorable trip to Drywood Valley. Thanks everyone for help.
20 km, 600 m el.gain
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3-Aug-2017 Off-Trail hike Commonwealth loop with col 163281 & Pig's Back We had a pleasant but somewhat hazy day in the mountains.

We started from the parking spot just off the Mt. Shark along the old forestry more...

Week of 27-Jul-2017 to 2-Aug-2017
Date Activity Destination Report
2-Aug-2017 Off-Trail hike Rummel Pass 212341

We drove out to the mountains under a mix of sun and fog but as we progressed on Highway 40, the sun came out and stayed out the remainder of the d more...

2-Aug-2017 Off-Trail hike Sparrowhawk Tarns 216410 We were a bit concerned about visibility as we drove through mist or smoke on the approach to Scott Lake hill heading out of Calgary. It cleared as we more...
31-Jul-2017 Road bike Glenmore reservoir loop Enjoyable short/61 min/ride in refreshing morning breeze before going to swimming pool.Thanks Bill and Joe for join m more...
30-Jul-2017 Scramble Mount Head Very long hot day to gain a seldom climbed summit with vast views marred this day by BC smoke.13 hours car to car for 20km and 1500m of elevation.We p more...
30-Jul-2017 Trail hike Mt Lipsett 470014 Another excellent flower hike in Kananaskis. It was warm at the start but once out of the trees there was a cooling breeze that made conditions very p more...
29-Jul-2017 Scramble Pika Peak

Three ramblers set out from Fish Creek at a brisk pace and reached the ridge above Hidden Lake campground in 2 hours. Here we got an excellent view more...

29-Jul-2017 Trail hike Rawson Lake 312062 The trail to Rawson Lake is a good one for a hot day – it’s in shade between the parking lot and the lake both ways.
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28-Jul-2017 Off-Trail hike Grizzly Ridge/Paradise Valley/Highwood Ridge Just about a perfect trip with nice temperatures, a cooling breeze, rams, views, spectacular flowers and a good workout with a great group of Ramblers more...
27-Jul-2017 Off-Trail hike King Creek Ridge 338222 Four of us arrived at the trail head at about 10:00 am. On the way to the trail head we saw one deer crossing the road. The parking lot beside Grizzly more...