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Week of 22-Jul-2021 to 28-Jul-2021
Date Activity Destination Report
26-Jul-2021 Off-Trail hike Variation on m295 Lipalian Peak

The 5 of us left the Fish Creek parking lot in cloudy but sunny conditions and soon reached Temple Lodge where the first flower displays promised m more...

24-Jul-2021 Trail hike Sulphur Springs - Riverview loop from Paddy's Flat

We started at Paddy's Flats avoiding about 2.4 kms of somewhat tedious walking to and from Station Flats.

It was less smoky and a lot clear more...

23-Jul-2021 backpack Avion Ridge and Mt Newman

We each drove separately and started hiking west from the Red Rock Canyon TH along the easy snowshoe trail soon after 9.30am. After about 3.8 km we more...

23-Jul-2021 Trail hike Smuts Pass, High Col 135279

Driving out along the Trans Canada was considerable smokey in the morning, but once heading south then onto the trailhead the skies were fairly cl more...

22-Jul-2021 Bike and Scramble Mount Kidd from Ribbon Creek

Climbing Mount Kidd from Ribbon Creek is an interesting variation from the standard route from Galatea Creek. I had done this trip twice previously more...


Week of 15-Jul-2021 to 21-Jul-2021
Date Activity Destination Report
21-Jul-2021 City Park Walk Nose Creek Park/Confluence Park

Ramblers know this park from cycling through it but rarely explore it on foot. I also found out that Confluence Park is a popular destination for b more...

21-Jul-2021 Off-Trail hike James Walker Creek to northeast cirque

We left the Sawmill trailhead under blue skies and brilliant sunshine with no smoke to be seen or smelled. In a little over one hour of mundane for more...

20-Jul-2021 Trail hike Bertha Lake

Another very smoky drive from Pincher Creek but it cleared up quite well at the Waterton Park boundary and we could see most of the peaks and down more...

20-Jul-2021 Scramble Holy Cross Mtn from Gunnery Creek

Following Brian's good suggestion, we met by the Longview Information Centre at 8.30am to drive in convoy to park in the large signed Sentinel more...

19-Jul-2021 Bike+hike Johnston Canyon via Hwy 1A

Heat was not bad, smoke was not bad. Johnston Canyon was crazy bussy, we skip that.

Biking from Fenlands rec-centre to Moose Meadows and ba more...

19-Jul-2021 Trail hike Carthew-Alderson traverse

Most participants stayed in Pincher Creek and it was a very smoky drive south to Waterton with almost no mountains visible. We organized the car sh more...

17-Jul-2021 Trail hike Picklejar Lakes 580988

From day to day conditions change, a window opened to clear skies, nice morning with mosquitos in full force. Lantern Creek was fairly busy, and o more...

15-Jul-2021 backpack Northover Ridge Circuit backpack

Very nice. Rather hot and smoky, but a great backpack with excellent company. Timing roughly as predicted. 8:15hrs to Northover lakes, 9:15hrs from more...

16-Jul-2021 Off-Trail hike Lineham Ridge 582972

We set off from the Lineham Creek parking lot at 9am and after a pleasant walk through the woods with a steady moderate uphill, we reached the wash more...

15-Jul-2021 Trail hike Edith Pass-Gargoyle Valley-Cory Pass loop Thanks to the arbitrary and discriminatory decision of Parks Canada to close the 1A to vehicular traffic we had to walk an extra 10 minutes (OW) to ge more...

Week of 8-Jul-2021 to 14-Jul-2021
Date Activity Destination Report
14-Jul-2021 Trail hike Galatea Lakes TRIP FULL

What a nice day in the mountains. The parking was full at 9:00 am when we started our hike. The trail was not crowded, as some people camped at Lil more...

13-Jul-2021 Off-Trail hike Jura Creek Sunny day, cool canyon.
Once again being blessed with sunny skies, warm temps, the group of 4 set out for an excursion. On this one there was a more...
11-Jul-2021 Off-Trail hike S.Mist Hills East Peak loop via Picklejar Cr

Win some, lose some. Today we ended up in the latter category with uncooperative weather. We started out under cloudy skies and it didn't look more...

9-Jul-2021 Trail hike Lake Rae Overlook

We started our hike in cool and pleasant conditions shortly after 9 am.After a snack break by Rae lake we tackled the climb to the Overlook , a ste more...

9-Jul-2021 Off-Trail hike Pasque Mtn 716587

There are a few reasons that I call this hike almost every year. First you have the whole area to yourself as there is nobody around, second there more...

9-Jul-2021 Scramble Mount Collembola - Mount Allan Circuit

Seven of us enjoyed this beautiful ridgewalk on a sunny day that was not too hot and not too smoky. We started from the Pigeon Mountain parking lot more...


Week of 1-Jul-2021 to 7-Jul-2021
Date Activity Destination Report
7-Jul-2021 Trail hike Nihahi Ridge viewpoint 486296

It was a nice sunny day at the trailhead, although somewhat humid.

There were many kinds of flowers to be seen along the way. We also en more...
7-Jul-2021 Off-Trail hike Johnson Creek Hills

This hike was on the south side of highway 532, in the OHV zone directly across from the Kananaskis Country, but there was nobody else out there an more...

6-Jul-2021 Trail hike Mt Burke

The overcast skies leaving Calgary did not bode well for our trip but by the time we arrived at the trailhead it was mostly sunny, a situation enjo more...

6-Jul-2021 Off-Trail hike Gardner's Ridge loop

It was a mysterious, misty morning, very much like Revelstoke, with the mist rising into a blue Alberta sky. Rather than cross Willow Creek in the more...


Week of 24-Jun-2021 to 30-Jun-2021
Date Activity Destination Report
30-Jun-2021 Scramble Tent Ridge Horseshoe 154311, 146308 loop

Only mad dogs, ramblers and englishmen would go out and climb a hill in the midday sun when the thermometer hits the plus 30 mark. We had an early more...

30-Jun-2021 Off-Trail hike Allsmoke Mtn Loop

A small group of us met at the turnoff to Ware Creek Road and convoyed together on reasonably good gravel road to the trailhead. Anticipating a hot more...

28-Jun-2021 Scramble Loder Peak 302616 via Door Jamb

We left the "new" Jura creek parking lot (with outhouse) punctually at 8.00am. It was moderately windy but already +21c heading for +31c at 1.15pm more...

26-Jun-2021 Trail hike Jumpingpound Ridge from north

We had great conditions for our hike. We started our hike at 9, so did our climbing when temperatures were moderate. There was a slight cooling bre more...

26-Jun-2021 Scramble Thunder Mtn 900238

We departed YYC early with the intention of beating the heat and managed to do just that, skirt uncomfortablly warm temps while trudging more...

25-Jun-2021 Trail hike Moose Mtn L/O trail

We got an early start at leaving the traihead at 8:28AM. There were not many vehicles in the parking lot when we left.
Temperature was plea more...

25-Jun-2021 Off-Trail hike Pigeon Mtn - two peaks

Pigeon parking was busy at 8:45am with parking starting to be needed on both sides of the lot. Not sure where all the people went as we didn't more...

25-Jun-2021 Off-Trail hike Piggy Plus - Burstall col

It was great to get a trip in before the heat wave hit. Thirteen Ramblers set off (2 by ebike and 11 on foot) up the Burstall Pass fire road at 9 A more...


Week of 17-Jun-2021 to 23-Jun-2021
Date Activity Destination Report
22-Jun-2021 Scramble Peak 461258 NE of Mt. Glasgow. (Garriochmill Peak)

Having been forced to retreat on a previous attempt due to stormy weather i have always wanted to come back and finish the job , specially now that more...

20-Jun-2021 Off-Trail hike South Mist Hills East Peak loop via Picklejar Cr

Participants: Rosanne, Philip, Christine, David, Shirley, Alicja, Janice, John, Clifton, Gordon, {188 more...

20-Jun-2021 Off-Trail hike Junction Hill 661864 horseshoe

Junction hill traverse is a popular hike yet it was the first time doing it for most of the participants. The weather cooperated - not too hot, sun more...

18-Jun-2021 Trail hike Jumpingpound East Ridge via J-pound Mtn

Upon reaching the parking area we were greeted with very pleasing conditions, no wind, sunny skies, the promise of a nice day. Off we went upwards, more...

17-Jun-2021 Off-Trail hike Boundary Peak via South Lusk

In just a few minutes from the trailhead we found the unmarked but flagged trail. Surprisingly it's a good and apparently well travelled trail with more...

17-Jun-2021 Scramble The Hat-Car Camping-Big Horn Campground

Since the previous day was so windy we decided not to do Wild Horse but to do the Hat instead. This leisurely day turned out to be an adventure in more...


Week of 10-Jun-2021 to 16-Jun-2021
Date Activity Destination Report
16-Jun-2021 Trail hike Jumpingpound loop (slower pace)

Participants: Brieta, Carl, Darlene, Brian, Marietta, Linda, Robert, Douglas, Jennifer, Ginger.< more...

16-Jun-2021 Scramble SE Outlier of Holy Cross Mtn

From the unremarkable Gunnery Mountain trailhead parking area, we walked east along HWY 541 past the interminably closed Eyrie Gap Day Use Area to more...

16-Jun-2021 Scramble Maze peak-car camping-Big Horn Campground.

Day 2 of our trip was to find and climb Maze Mountain. We drove a short distance from the campground and found a well defined horse trail leaving t more...

15-Jun-2021 Off-Trail hike Exploring trails near Ya Ha Tinda

Participants: Christine, Shirley, Janice, Clifton The three of us Janice Shirley and I agreed to meet at th more...

14-Jun-2021 Scramble South Baldy to Mt Baldy (north) traverse

This was a very scenic traverse from Baldy pass, up south Baldy, along the ridge to (north) Mt Baldy and down the ridge to highway 40 for a 2km car more...

14-Jun-2021 Road bike Highwood Pass from Highwood Junction

A really lovely day for this fabulous ride.
It was the final day before Highwood Pass opens to road traffic. So it was a little more crowded t more...

13-Jun-2021 Scramble Loop of peaks northeast of Mt Glasgow

The group left an almost full Little Elbow parking lot at 8:30 AM. We followed the trail along the left side of the river, until we reached the bas more...

11-Jun-2021 Scramble Anklebiter Ridge loop

Grotto Mountain Pond was nearly deserted when we left at 8.30am, but the parking lot was nearly full on return at 2.00pm after a very pleasant scra more...

11-Jun-2021 Off-Trail hike Coyote Hills south to north

Sunny , windy and cool at the start changing to cloudy, windy and cool at the summit. At a relaxed pace with lots of time to look at the abundant f more...

11-Jun-2021 Trail hike Powderface Ridge 515344

As we all like to think and see the sunrise was from the east opening a new day. Our group assembled, some looking up at the trailhead ahead in ant more...


Week of 3-Jun-2021 to 9-Jun-2021
Date Activity Destination Report
8-Jun-2021 Trail hike Mt Burke

We went up and down the well trodden trail to the old lookout on the top of Mt Burke in 4 1/2 hrs. Since the weather was mixed with rolling cloud a more...

8-Jun-2021 Trail hike Baldy Pass

Even though two of the participants (not the coordinator!) had already hiked this trail recently, we were all happy to be in the mountains on what more...

7-Jun-2021 Scramble Nihahi Ridge south summit 482303

A cool northwest breeze was waiting for us as we prepared to begin our adventure on this day. it was nice to have Simm join us. We could see lots o more...

5-Jun-2021 Off-Trail hike Bull Creek Hills out/back via Marston Cr

The hike started out warmly under sunny skies as we worked our way through some fine displays of early flowers on the grassy hillsides of our ascen more...

4-Jun-2021 Mountain bike Glenbow Ranch bike trails

Thanks Terry and Bill for join me on this leisurely morning ride/30 km/. Pleasant weather before too hot. It was not mountain biking, not road biki more...

4-Jun-2021 Scramble Yamnuska traverse (east to west)

This was the last week-day opportunity for the standard east to west scramble of Mt. Yamnuska before the area is closed until November 2021 for tra more...

4-Jun-2021 Trail hike Moose Mtn L/O trail

After discussing how to get some relief from the heat wave, Rosanne and I thought a visit to the new lookout on Moose Mtn. would fit the bill. Desp more...


Week of 27-May-2021 to 2-Jun-2021
Date Activity Destination Report
2-Jun-2021 Off-Trail hike Powderface Ridge from west (N-S traverse)

The perfect way to escape the heat of the plains , a pleasant ridgewalk with a nice breeze , expansive views and good company. By starting at the S more...

1-Jun-2021 Trail hike Merlin View loop

Lovely trails but lot's of bikers! Even on a weekday morning.

The mountain bikers have created a number of new trails in the West Bra more...