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Week of 30-Jun-2022 to 6-Jul-2022
Date Activity Destination Report
30-Jun-2022 Off-Trail hike Green Mtn loop via Spaulding Point

Green mountain lived up to its name with at least fifty shades of green.After making our way to Spaulding point we continued to the summit that bei more...


Week of 23-Jun-2022 to 29-Jun-2022
Date Activity Destination Report
28-Jun-2022 Road bike Nanton-Vulcan Bike Ride

The road to Vulcan from Nanton is fairly flat, a slight uphill gradient with a few dips. So we made good time and had lunch under the space ship fo more...

28-Jun-2022 Trail hike Powderface Ridge from west, starting Sacramento pl

Lovely 9 km hike close to town.

The Tuesday Ladies Group started with us at Sacramento Place, doing a car shuttle loop to Powderface Creek. more...

27-Jun-2022 Off-Trail hike Bull Creek Hills 732888 loop via Marston Creek

With the onset of summer most of us were feeling the heat after the cool spring, some acclimating still required! Although the air temperature was more...

26-Jun-2022 Trail hike Jumpingpound Mtn 471462

The short approach to the ridge was popular with cyclists and hikers on this perfect day but we reached our destination before the hordes had arriv more...

26-Jun-2022 Trail hike Jumpingpound Ridge from north

We had great conditions for this beautiful hike - clear skies, nice temperature, a slight breeze, plentiful flowers and extensive mountain views. more...

25-Jun-2022 Trail hike Moose Mtn L/O trail

We had a fine day up and down the regular Moose Mtn trail.
We left the trailhead at 9:30, by which time the parking was already very busy. A more...

25-Jun-2022 Road bike Water Valley to Bergen

Calgary is now the third best city in the world but it's number one in cycling as I am sure Participants: Christine, Terry, Damian more...


Week of 16-Jun-2022 to 22-Jun-2022
Date Activity Destination Report
22-Jun-2022 Trail hike ElbowValley Trail- Riverview ex Paddy's Flat

A brief shower one hour into the hike allowed everybody to test their rain gear.

As expected, Elbow Valley portion was dry and lus more...

22-Jun-2022 Off-Trail hike Mount Haffner

This was supposed to be an easy hike... it turned out to be really good gymnastics exercise! The weather forecast was pretty much spot on: a bit of more...

21-Jun-2022 Trail hike Moose Mtn L/O trail

What a perfect day to do a classic Calgary summit! It was the first day of summer, and it certainly felt like it, with lots of sun and less wind th more...

21-Jun-2022 Trail hike West outlier of North Kent

Our large group headed off from the Sawmill parking lot at 9:45 am under sunny skies. We made good time at a moderate pace and in an hour made our more...

17-Jun-2022 Trail hike Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park

Good old boring Glenbow Ranch at its best: warm, not a drop of rain, no wind, no mud and no cattle along the Bow River Loop.

The r more...

17-Jun-2022 Off-Trail hike Pigeon Mtn 258543

When 3 car-pooling Ramblers met in Calgary at 7.45am it was spitting rain. On the drive west, the rain was considerably worse especially near the h more...


Week of 9-Jun-2022 to 15-Jun-2022
Date Activity Destination Report
12-Jun-2022 Trail hike Bowness and east toward Bowmont Park- city walk

3 Ramblers and 1 guest came prepared for walking in the rain and instead enjoyed a dry and warm 9 km walk with coffee in the sun afterwards. Perfec more...

11-Jun-2022 Off-Trail hike Missinglink Mtn loop via S.E. ridge

The weather was mostly quite pleasant during this trip except for a very short, light shower around 1:00pm. At the top of the hill going down to th more...

9-Jun-2022 Off-Trail hike Grizzly Peak 326250

Who would think that a measly 6.5 km - round trip! - could be so tough? Obviously the 6 sheep we saw (including two new lambs) don’t have a p more...


Week of 2-Jun-2022 to 8-Jun-2022
Date Activity Destination Report
8-Jun-2022 Trail hike Ribbon Falls 242390

Although Ribbon Falls isn’t among the more spectacular hikes, it’s a nice spring trip for easy distance, particularly on days when the more...

3-Jun-2022 Road bike Car Camping-Drumheller Road Biking We arrived on Friday and set up camp at Pinters before heading out 6 km to Wayne where we stopped for our first lunch. We then returned to the campsit more...
3-Jun-2022 Scramble South to Mt (north) Baldy Traverse

We enjoyed a good scramble. No old snow, some sun, reasonably calm but with a few gusts after about 1.30pm, warmish +20c? We completed the anti-clo more...


Week of 26-May-2022 to 1-Jun-2022
Date Activity Destination Report
1-Jun-2022 Scramble Loder Peak 302616 via Door Jamb/Jura creek loop

In a short time we were on the nose of the ridge with good views to the semi industrialized landscape of the Bow valley. We all had a fun time scra more...

31-May-2022 Scramble Yamnuska traverse (east to west)

We set off from the rapidly filling parking lot at the base of Yamnuska at 9.00am as planned. Pleasant weather: maybe +8c, minor wind, high cloud. more...

27-May-2022 Scramble Loder Peak 302616 via Door Jamb

Ten of us arrived ready for the 9 AM departure. Unfortunately one, although bright and eager, had left their backpack at home. So only 9 of us head more...


Week of 19-May-2022 to 25-May-2022
Date Activity Destination Report
25-May-2022 Off-Trail hike Stony ridge (from south)

Having done this hike many years ago i remember two things , the expansive views and the abundance of ticks. The views are still there but no ticks more...

23-May-2022 Off-Trail hike Thorne & Buggeration Hills

All nine of us met at the base parking lot and merged into 3 persons per vehicle with a total of three vehicles going up to the Moose Mountain trai more...

22-May-2022 Trail hike Eagle Hill 455604

Temperature and trail conditions were great for our hike to Eagle Hill. The trail was dry with only negligible mud in a few spots. The large pond a more...

22-May-2022 Off-Trail hike Mt Hoffman loop

Right from the start the trail was snow covered , but with other people having hiked it previously it was well packed and presented no problem. We more...

22-May-2022 Off-Trail hike Opal Ridge 317268

It was a great day to do South Opal, lots of sun and no wind. Our group of three left the parking lot just after 9:30 am and headed up the trail at more...

21-May-2022 Trail hike Powderface C - Link - Prairie C loop

It wasn’t a propitious start to the day. The temperature was near zero at the trailhead and there had obviously been a recent snowfall. Indee more...


Week of 12-May-2022 to 18-May-2022
Date Activity Destination Report
18-May-2022 Presentation Camino del Norte – European Adventure Traveling
17-May-2022 Scramble Baldy south peak GR 373520 via Baldy Pass

Despite dire weather warnings from jealous non participant Ramblers for this hike the precipitation and wind held off until we were well on our way more...

16-May-2022 Scramble Wasootch Peak GR335455 NAD83

The day dawned bright and sunny in Calgary with the temperature about +8c at 8.00am rising to +20c on return at 3.00pm. Unfortunately it was not so more...

16-May-2022 Off-Trail hike High Noon Hills

Finally--this was not an off-season hike! The grass was greening, the trees were budding, the flowers were blooming. It was that almost-forgotten t more...

16-May-2022 Off-Trail hike Powderface Ridge from west(N to S traverse)

The sun made only occasional appearances and it wasn't as warm as expected with a cool wind blowing in open areas.In one hour we were on top of the more...

13-May-2022 Road bike Bike : Shuswap Cycle Touring Grt touring

Participants: Six of us joined a group of cyclists from Elbow Valley Cycle club to explore cycling in the Shuswap area. The weather proved to be a more...

14-May-2022 Course Backcountry Emergencies Course

This sunny Saturday, we enjoyed an excellent Back Country Emergencies course put on by Rocky Mountain Adventure Medicine. It was held at the Ann an more...

14-May-2022 Trail hike Great Moraine Loop (Yamnuska area)

Everyone found the newly upgraded (but still no toilets) Bow Valley Trail Parking Lot by the 10 AM meeting time. The weather was that of a typical more...

12-May-2022 Trail hike Prairie Mtn - West Ridge Loop

We gathered at the winter gate and discovered that a bus load of 61 hikers from Evergreen were planning to start at the same time so we quickly mov more...


Week of 5-May-2022 to 11-May-2022
Date Activity Destination Report
11-May-2022 Road bike City North Pathway Explorer.

What started out as a sunny beautiful day did not disapoint and finished off just as wonderful with overcast skies. As we progressed north-northwes more...

11-May-2022 Trail hike Wasootch Ridge to 2nd cairn

The forecast predicted light winds (gusts of 20 kph), but the reality was a cold, strong wind for most of the trip which surprised none of us given more...

8-May-2022 Trail hike South Glenmore - Weaselhead City Walk

We lucked out, according to local intelligence, it started to rain in the South Glenmore area about 30 minutes after we had left the parking lot... more...

6-May-2022 Off-Trail hike Ole Buck Mountain - Main & North Summits

A pleasant day with sunshine and we avoided the worst of the wind gusts today since we were in the trees. We started from Sibbald viewpoint and wal more...

6-May-2022 Trail hike Black Rock Mtn

A forecasted 100km/h wind gusts and a base of 30km/h did not deter 8 ramblers. Adequately dressed we ventured through the 2020 burn area enjoying t more...

5-May-2022 Trail hike Merlin View loop + Kestrel viewpoint

It felt like "someplace real" to hike on good, dry trail on a 20 degree day, except that it is still incredibly bleak for early May, and there are more...

5-May-2022 Scramble Baldy south peak GR 373520 via Baldy Pass

We started our hike under blue sky and bright sun , too bad it didn't last all day. Once along the ridge after the customary snack break at the more...

5-May-2022 Off-Trail hike Wasootch Ridge 376436

We left the parking lot at Wasootch and climbed along the ridge. When we stopped for lunch, a light precipitation began so we decided to turn back. more...


Week of 28-Apr-2022 to 4-May-2022
Date Activity Destination Report
4-May-2022 Road bike Turner Valley to Sandy McNabb Gate & a little bey.

The weather at the start was not at all near to the forecast when the trip was loaded to the calendar - rather gray and cloudy with a bit of a chin more...