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Week of 9-Jul-2020 to 15-Jul-2020
Date Activity Destination Report
9-Jul-2020 Trail hike Piper Creek & Pass 391178

Those carpooling (with masks) and others driving by themselves met up at the Elbow Pass Traihead shortly after 8:30AM. All managed to get a parking more...

9-Jul-2020 Trail hike Jumpingpound Mtn 471462

Even though we started at the trailhead a bit late, we were able to reach the summit easily by lunchtime. It was a nice day for a hike, with sunshi more...

9-Jul-2020 Scramble Mt Lawrence Grassi

The weatherman had forecast mixed sun and cloud, but we ended up high cloud with no sun until we started the descent. The route was the usual easy more...


Week of 2-Jul-2020 to 8-Jul-2020
Date Activity Destination Report
6-Jul-2020 Off-Trail hike Buller Creek Peak

Thank you very much to this group for their support. We started at 9:15 and unfortunately, not everyone made it to the top. But overall we had a ve more...

5-Jul-2020 Scramble Mt Kidd South Peak via Galatea C TRIP FULL

Thumbing through Alan Kane's excellent book I discovered I had not been up this one close to Calgary. I was fortunate to have a very good group more...

5-Jul-2020 Off-Trail hike Fly Hill

There was no lack of adventure on this day and to top it off we drove toward an intense funnel cloud on the way home. Anyhow, Fly Hill more...

4-Jul-2020 Scramble Heart/Grant McEwen Horseshoe

We experienced an astounding variety of weather on this day that was forecast to be clear with a possible sun shower at 1. Overcast for the long cl more...

3-Jul-2020 Off-Trail hike Powderface Ridge from south with upper loop

The skies cleared out by the time we started up the south end of Powderface Ridge and the sheltered environs in the forest meant we warmed up promp more...

3-Jul-2020 Mountain biking Ribbon Creek biking trails

Great bike ride.Ribbon Creek-Link-Kovach-Terrace-Wedge Connector/bridge out !/-Bill Milne.33 km

Thanks everyone

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3-Jul-2020 Off-Trail hike River & Many Springs loop

Flowers, flowers, flowers. I’ve always taken this hike in the early spring and so have missed the fantastic flower display at this time of ye more...

3-Jul-2020 Off-Trail hike The Orphan 168514

The approach in the creek was even worse than what i remembered from a previous trip In that occasion we followed the right hand branch of the left more...

3-Jul-2020 Scramble Ship's Prow Peak, max six.

You know it was a good day when you get back to the car feeling tired and fulfilled. We were basking in a Rocky Mountain high when we crossed paths more...

3-Jul-2020 Scramble Highwood Ridge - Grizzly Ridge summits loop

We left the Highwood Pass parking lot under bright blue skies and headed up to the base of Highwood Ridge. The route up the ridge was snow free an more...

2-Jul-2020 Trail hike Long Distance - Disconnect - Snowshoe Hare

This was the third time I hiked the loop in 4 weeks and the flowers got more abundant each time. The wood lilies were spectacular today.

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2-Jul-2020 Scramble Cat Creek Peak 645915

We started out from the Cat Creek trailhead under cloudy skies, minus 2 Ramblers, a Canmorite dissuaded by local early morning rain and another who more...


Week of 25-Jun-2020 to 1-Jul-2020
Date Activity Destination Report
26-Jun-2020 Trail hike Pine Ridge - Death Valley -Long Prairie loop FULL

It was a beautiful summer day and the foothills were lush and green. It was rather muggy and still part of the time but we appreciated the light br more...

26-Jun-2020 Off-Trail hike Mist Mountain Hot Springs

From the 2-lane lay-by we walked west to the nearby Mist Mountain trailhead and headed up to Nameless Col on good trail. We started getting views a more...

25-Jun-2020 Off-Trail hike Surveyor's Ridge 592179, Mt Ware loop

A perfect summer day to do this classic ramble in our beautiful foothills. With an early start we were on top of surveyors ridge before the customa more...

25-Jun-2020 Off-Trail hike Bluerock Secret Ridge and Knob

The distance we covered was modest but the hike up to the Knob on the Ridge above Bluerock Campground was a challenging OT4 ascent, only 7.4 km and more...


Week of 18-Jun-2020 to 24-Jun-2020
Date Activity Destination Report
23-Jun-2020 Trail hike Wind Ridge 199533

The parking lot was full when many of us arrived for this hike, but we were able to park close to the parking entrance on the roadside.

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23-Jun-2020 Trail hike Baldy Pass 383500

The Chinook cloud combined with a light breeze made for a pleasant hike up to Baldy Pass.Although the parking lot was almost full, we decided that more...

23-Jun-2020 Scramble Old Baldy Mountain 356417

We left the Evan Thomas day use parking area at 8:30 AM and hiked along the old road for 1.8 km. We then turned left and followed the trail up Evan more...

22-Jun-2020 Trail hike Cox Hill

Our trip up Cox Hill was warm and sunny, with lots of flowers both along the ridge as well as lower down in the forest. We reached the summit in ju more...

22-Jun-2020 Scramble Mt Bryant via Bryant Lake --FULL--

Participants: Arnold, Ricardo, Damian, Cordula, Jeannette, John, Simon, Brian.

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22-Jun-2020 Scramble Association Peak

Full of promise, we left Yamnuska parking lot before 8 am and followed the standard route up to the shoulder, enjoying early morning sunshine and c more...

20-Jun-2020 Off-Trail hike Indian Oils Secret Ridge FULL

It was, appropriately, a warm summer day for our 2020 Summer Solstice hike at Indian Oils. We finished the hike just minutes before the sun reached more...

20-Jun-2020 Trail hike Wind Ridge 199533 FULL at 8

When we left the rapidly filling trailhead parking punctually at 8.30am, it did not seem that the forecast +24c (for Calgary) would materialise her more...

19-Jun-2020 Off-Trail hike Belmore Browne Pk +

The trailhead for this hike is very close to the 14km marker on the Powderface Trail Road and for parking you have to pull off the road where the s more...

19-Jun-2020 Trail hike Jumpingpound Ridge from north- max 10

On the drive out it started to look gloomy over the foothills and while on the gravel part of the Sibbald Road it started to rain. Muddy travel con more...

19-Jun-2020 Bike+hike Ross Lake/ limit 8/

When we got there Tramline was closed /bears/ so we start Great Divide biking and hiked Ross Lake. While we were in they close Divide/bears/ Fortun more...

19-Jun-2020 Off-Trail hike Midnight Peak 380492 via Baldy Pass lmt 6

Six of us met at the Baldy Parking Lot which was basically empty except for a couple of cars. We had a very enjoyable climb up to the col where we more...

19-Jun-2020 Off-Trail hike Little Arethusa 433075 via Arethusa Cirque

We left the trail head at 9:30 am under high cloudy skies and unsettled weather conditions. There is still a lot of snow on the trail and in the tr more...


Week of 11-Jun-2020 to 17-Jun-2020
Date Activity Destination Report
16-Jun-2020 Off-Trail hike Pigeon Mtn 258543 Max 8-10.

We each chose to drive solo to meet at the quiet trailhead by 8:30am and soon set off for the Skogan Trail and Pigeon Mtn. Although the air was sti more...

16-Jun-2020 Trail hike Yamnuska East Ridge 327658

There were hardly any cars in the parking lot when we arrived on this nice day for a hike. A brisk (for the coordinator) climb to the chimney took more...

15-Jun-2020 Trail hike West Bragg loop:Long Distance-Snowshoe Hare

We hiked a quiet, 12 km loop counting only 8 cyclist and 3 people on horseback: Whitetail-Long Distance-Disconnect-Telephone Loop- Snowshoe Hare. T more...

15-Jun-2020 Off-Trail hike Wasootch Ridge 376436

We started just before 9 under black clouds and chilly temperatures. Very windy on the open ridge to the point where we reconsidered our objective more...

15-Jun-2020 Bike'n Hike High Rock Ridge

We parked on the NW side of the bridge over Flat (Trap) Creek. Getting our bikes over the fenced cattleguard to the north posed the biggest challen more...

15-Jun-2020 Trail hike Wasootch Ridge to 2nd cairn 365447

Participants: Christine, Jim, Douglas, Margo, Clifton, David.

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14-Jun-2020 Off-Trail hike Moose Mountain West Loop

From the trailhead, just north of Canyon Creek on Powderface road, we walked east downstream for a kilometer then turned north to go up Jumpingpoun more...

12-Jun-2020 Scramble Heart Mtn Horseshoe loop FULL at 9

Thanks to a great group, this turned out to be a hot, scenic, 6 1/2 hour day on the well trodden anti-clockwise circuit of Heart Mountain.

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12-Jun-2020 Bike+hike Johnston Canyon

Very scenic ride with little hike.No wind,no crowd.

Thanks everyone.

Rosanne, Philip, Susan, Bill, Shirley, Janice, Yoko, Clift more...

11-Jun-2020 Trail hike Powderface Ridge from west; 8 MAX

There were no cars parked at the pull out at Sacramento Place when we arrived at 10 am but the limited parking space was full when we returned at 2 more...

11-Jun-2020 Off-Trail hike South End of Lawson

An old favourite for half of the group, a new favourite for the others, and possibly a record for the longest duration Ramblers’ lunch break. more...


Week of 4-Jun-2020 to 10-Jun-2020
Date Activity Destination Report
10-Jun-2020 Road bike Highwood Pass Cycle

A new record number of participants (8) for my regular Rambler trip up Highwood Pass from Highwood Junction. Generally sunny and warm. There was a more...

10-Jun-2020 Scramble Gap Peak

Nine of us set out under blue skies from the trail head opposite the Baymag Plant at 8:30 am. Unfortunately one intended participant was unable to more...

9-Jun-2020 Trail hike Nihahi Ridge viewpoint 486296

As a result of the coordinator over- estimating the driving time to the trailhead, some people arrived early by as much as 40 minutes. The last per more...

9-Jun-2020 Off-Trail hike Three Cairns ( Clockwise loop )

An easy and pleasant hike with a bit of everything.Too early for flowers and a refreshing breeze to remind us that summer hasn't arrived yet.Partic more...

9-Jun-2020 Off-Trail hike Missinglink Mountain Loop

Three of us left the Bighorn Parking Lot heading directly NW up the sparsely treed hillside to the south ridge of Missinglink mountain with amazing more...

8-Jun-2020 Off-Trail hike Powderface Ridge / Mustang Hills Loop

This trip was an experiment to see if a reasonable counter-clockwise loop could be made from the Rainy Creek lay-by near the falls, by combining Po more...

6-Jun-2020 Trail hike Cox Hill

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This trip was called to replace Moose Mtn. thanks to a member having spotted as sign in Bragg Creek a day or two earl more...

5-Jun-2020 Trail hike Merlin View loop; 10 max

There were still lots of empty parking spots at West Bragg when we started the hike at 10 am. but it seemed as if all the mountain bikers were on t more...

5-Jun-2020 Off-Trail hike Boundary Peak

A new logging road has emerged adjacent the Lusk Pass trailhead, but we soon left the cutblock behind at pink flagging and diverted SW with creek c more...

4-Jun-2020 Scramble East Peak of Wendell south ridge FULL at 9

We set off up the well trodden trail up to the east shoulder of Yamnuska just after 8:00 am. I thought we would bushwhack into CMC valley from the more...


Week of 28-May-2020 to 3-Jun-2020
Date Activity Destination Report
3-Jun-2020 Off-Trail hike Curley Sand -Mesa Butte out & back

A fine day in the foothills, it was cloudy to start but slowly cleared. The trail had a few muddy spots and the steeper hillsides were dry: The fo more...

3-Jun-2020 Scramble Peak 466270 NE of Mt.Glasgow

Though it was earlier in the season than I’ve normally called this hike, it turned out to be a very enjoyable day. We had sunny skies with so more...

3-Jun-2020 Scramble Half-Past Midnight & Midnight Peaks

We followed Porcupine Creek eastward until it splits, signalling the steep ascent up Porcupine ridge. From there we took the north fork, frequently more...

2-Jun-2020 Trail hike Wasootch Ridge to 2nd cairn 365447

Trail conditions were great on Wasootch Ridge - no mud and only a few small snow patches - spikes definitely not required!

There were sever more...

2-Jun-2020 Off-Trail hike Forgetmenot Ridge 548262 Max 10 Nihahi ridge

After being warned about very high and murky flows on the Big Elbow we had a discussion and vote on an alternate hike in the Elbow area at the trai more...

1-Jun-2020 Trail hike Bar C Ranch area - Lesueur Ridge

Despite the horrible condition of the Trans-Alta road, where it now impossible to avoid deep potholes, almost everyone made it to the trailhead on more...

30-May-2020 Bike'n hike Sentinel Peak & Iron Creek Mountain

We first met in Longview then convoyed to the trailhead. The crux of the whole day was likely Hwy 532's rutted & potholed sections up to an more...

30-May-2020 Off-Trail hike Porcupine Ridge-max 10

Our early start at 8:30 am allowed us to get good parking spots at the trail head. It was a beautiful morning - warm with blue skies and no wind. W more...

29-May-2020 Trail hike Secret hill in Ghost River area FULL

We headed up Lesueur Creek in the Ghost River area intending to visit my "Secret Hill," which we first visited May 1, 2016. This is past more...

29-May-2020 Scramble GR338442 Kananaskis Peak Outlier

We started out from the same trailhead as for Wasootch Peak but soon left the dry creekbed to enter the forest on the right. Our intent was to get more...

28-May-2020 Trail hike Wasootch Ridge to 2nd cairn

It was clear blue sky for the start of the hike and a little cool, which was great because that is a steep grunt from the get-go for the first stre more...


Week of 21-May-2020 to 27-May-2020
Date Activity Destination Report
27-May-2020 Off-Trail hike Bull Creek Hills Traverse E to W

6 of 10 Ramblers stashed our bikes near Grass Pass trailhead then joined the other 4 back at the Kananaskis Country entrance sign to begin our asce more...

25-May-2020 Trail hike Sulphur Springs - Elbow Valley Trail loop

In spite of the overcast skies, it was a very pleasant day for a hike. The westward portion of the trail was muddy in spots, but these were easily more...

25-May-2020 Off-Trail hike McConnell Ridge South to Yates Mtn

We left the Barrier parking lot shortly after 8:30 and were almost instantly greeted with the anticipated SW wind. On the other side, we took the c more...

25-May-2020 Scramble Baldy south peak GR 373520 via Baldy Pass

Monday morning, saw three of us leave the Baldy Pass Parking Lot to hike along the trail up to Baldy Pass. While ascending the trail, we were quite more...

24-May-2020 Trail hike Ranger Ridge via Fullerton & Bobcat - full

Some of our group got the last spots at Fullerton Parking around 9:45; the rest were able to park across the road at Allen Bill. Lots of people hik more...

24-May-2020 Scramble Loder Peak via DoorJamb Mtn

The day started out with a bit of a cool wind which you always get on this trip. It did not matter much as we all quickly warmed up as we started u more...

24-May-2020 Off-Trail hike Grizzly Peak 326250

The group left the trail head at 8:45 AM under clear skies. It was the usual steep grunt up the trail and we soon worked our way up the short easy more...

24-May-2020 Scramble Limestone Mountain Kananaskis FULL @ 8

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Our route was clear of snow even though all the surrounding peaks and ridges were quite white.
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24-May-2020 Road bike Horse Creek Road to Bottrel

Finally-good sunny weather and light winds made this a very enjoyable trip. We arrived in Bottrel in time for a leisurely lunch before returning vi more...

24-May-2020 Off-Trail hike Little Lougheed What a crazy ride. Highway 742 south of Canmore’s Nordic Centre was the most sketch part of this trip. Although interesting, nobody’s whee more...

Week of 14-May-2020 to 20-May-2020
Date Activity Destination Report
19-May-2020 Trail hike Eagle Hill 455604 Max 10 persons

The fact that it was raining in Calgary did not stop everyone who signed up for the hike from showing up at the trailhead. The light rain continued more...

19-May-2020 Road bike Horse Creek Road to Bottrel

Three of us met on the corner of 1A and Horse Creek Road fo a gruelling 8 kilometres ride in the rain. We cycled up a killer hill and found the Gle more...

18-May-2020 Off-Trail hike Entrance Ridges (Carry Ridge)

A very pleasant ridge walk in the foothills adjacent to Anchor D Ranch. Sunny sky and a gentle breeze made for great conditions, Trail was generall more...

18-May-2020 Scramble Mt Baldy 369528, Max 8, Full

Because of Covid-19, we each drove individually to the trailhead and most elected to park on a gravel pull out on Highway 40's west side. It wa more...

18-May-2020 Scramble Anklebiter Ridge loop Trip full

The ascent of the south ridge of Anklebiter gave us a mostly dry mix of hiking interspersed with some short easy scrambling sections. About 2/3 the more...

16-May-2020 Scramble Wasootch Peak GR335455 NAD83, FULL

Good early season scramble for the Saturday of the May long weekend with Covid-19 restrictions in place but Kananaskis Country only opened 2 weeks more...

16-May-2020 Off-Trail hike Dry Island Buffalo Jump

Weather wise it was an excellent day to hike through the badlands of this park. Sunny, not too hot, not too much wind. By our 10:00am arrival time more...

14-May-2020 Road bike Sheep River Road Trip-max 6 One spot available

Five of us left Turner Valley in sunny weather and cycled along the highway towards Blue Rock campground. There was very little traffic on the road more...

14-May-2020 Scramble Loder Peak 302616 via Door Jamb - max 10

Ten Ramblers started up the Doorjamb/Loder trail at 8:45 AM under bright blue skies. The trail up to Doorjamb was dry and snow free except for the more...


Week of 7-May-2020 to 13-May-2020
Date Activity Destination Report
13-May-2020 Trail hike Deer Ridge Trip Full

It was a warm, sunny day for the hike. Unfortunately, the sun’s warmth did not reach much of the trail and there were portions that were mudd more...

12-May-2020 Road bike Horse Creek Road to Bottrel

Three of us met at Horse Creek Road and because of the very high wind and cold weather we decided to cycle around Cochrane and explore bike trails. more...

12-May-2020 Road bike Horse Creek to Bottrel

Three of us met at the corner of Horse Creek and 1A Hwy and bravely attempted to cycle towards Bottrel. However, we were eventually turned back by more...