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Week of 14-Jun-2018 to 20-Jun-2018
Date Activity Destination Report
19-Jun-2018 Off-Trail hike Waterfowl CG car camping

We had three very hot days hiking Chephren Lake, Tuff Puff Ridge and Bow Hut. Friday start raining so we went home. Thanks Everyone.

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18-Jun-2018 Road bike Drumheller Bike and Camp

Participants: Christine,Manfred,Chip,Damian

I guess this wasn't the typical Ramblers trip, by activity or location. Be that more...


Week of 21-Jun-2018 to 27-Jun-2018
Date Activity Destination Report
21-Jun-2018 Scramble Heart Mtn Horseshoe loop

It was cool at the start but with the steep vertical on Heart Mountain we soon heated up - a good day to have brought lots of water. A steady pace more...


Week of 14-Jun-2018 to 20-Jun-2018
Date Activity Destination Report
20-Jun-2018 Scramble The Fortress via Headwall Lakes (Trip Full)

It was a 10 out of 10 day to do the Fortress Mountain trip. After parking at the Burstall Pass parking lot (Chester lot and trail closed due to bea more...

19-Jun-2018 Off-Trail hike Buller Creek Peak

Not the most exciting peak to climb but nevertheless it was nice to do a summit new to all in the group. After a pleasant walk in the S. Buller pas more...

18-Jun-2018 Trail hike King Creek Ridge 338222

Three gentlemen (I use the term loosely) from Calgary met three ladies from Canmore at the Barrier Info Center where it seemed like it was going to more...

17-Jun-2018 Trail hike Jumpingpound Ridge from north (to summit)

A bit of a cool start, but we didn't get far up the trail before layers started coming off. Weather was perfect: not too hot, lots of sun and barel more...

17-Jun-2018 Trail hike Great Moraine Loop

Not quite as planned. I hadn't done this trip for at least 3 years and there were a few changes. We parked at Daffern's 'access 3' by the 1A hwy an more...

17-Jun-2018 Scramble Opal Ridge- N Peak 312308

Participants: Norman,Rosanne,Philip,Yolande,Leslie,John,David,Evan,Bob

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17-Jun-2018 Trail hike Picklejar Hills

Participants: Sim, David, Jim, Jeannette, Janice, Clifton, Teresa, Jane, Gordon, Jenny, {2 more...


Week of 7-Jun-2018 to 13-Jun-2018
Date Activity Destination Report
13-Jun-2018 Off-Trail hike Upper Canyon Ck. Peaks #1 and#2

After some light bushwacking we reached the open meadow below the ridge a short but steep climb and we were on the ridge on our way to peak #1 Af more...


Week of 24-May-2018 to 30-May-2018
Date Activity Destination Report
28-May-2018 Trail hike Austrian Lakes District walking holiday The Austrian Alps were as picture-perfect as we imagined they would be, and the big cities we visited also were charming, beautiful and exciting, with more...

Week of 31-May-2018 to 6-Jun-2018
Date Activity Destination Report
4-Jun-2018 Trail hike Austrian Lakes District walking holiday

Our Austria trip came about when the tour company (Headwater) could not provide enough hotel rooms on the dates requested by Carl for the original, more...


Week of 7-Jun-2018 to 13-Jun-2018
Date Activity Destination Report
12-Jun-2018 Scramble East peak of Mount Burns 555096

For the most part we had a beautiful blue sky day with extensive views slightly marred in spots on the ridge by a strong, cool wind. Indeed the win more...

9-Jun-2018 Off-Trail hike South End of Lawson: max 8-10

Unfortunately this wasn't the beautiful sunny day that was forecast, but we did have good hike and there were some views despite the cloud and occa more...

8-Jun-2018 Scramble North Peak of Burke to Mount Burke

4 Ramblers and 1 guest scrambled the north Burke to Mount Burke loop on June 8, 2018. We parked near the Cataract Creek campground entrance to begi more...

7-Jun-2018 Road bike Cycle to Highwood Pass from south

It was an absolutely beautiful day for this great bike trip. Nothing other than ground squirrels along the way, some sheep on the drive in. We left more...


Week of 31-May-2018 to 6-Jun-2018
Date Activity Destination Report
6-Jun-2018 Scramble Mt Sparrowhawk

Ten Ramblers started up the Sparrowhawk trail at 9 AM. A new trail from the parking lot does a single switchback to join the new High Rockies bike more...

3-Jun-2018 Off-Trail hike Midnight Peak 380492 via Baldy Pass

It was another great day in the mountains. We arrived at Baldy Pass parking lot shortly before 9:00 am, where we met with Suzy and her friends. The more...

3-Jun-2018 Scramble Holy Cross Mountain

It was a little crowded on the summit with a four person "Bootleg" Rambler trip as well as six on our "Authorized" trip! And the bootleggers even b more...

3-Jun-2018 Trail hike Cox Hill

Despite the early date for this trip, there was almost no snow to be seen, apart from one patch near the top. The group seemed to be in a very talk more...

2-Jun-2018 Mountain bike Bill Milne-Evan Thomas

Enjoyable biking in Kananaskis Valley. Thanks Janice and Yoko for company. Ivan

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Week of 24-May-2018 to 30-May-2018
Date Activity Destination Report
27-May-2018 Trail hike Volcano Ridge summit 615197

A lovely day for pleasant hike on Daffern's "Protest Trail" which a few Ramblers helped implement.

A few hundred meters before the parking more...

27-May-2018 Trail hike Jumpingpound loop

We set off under a brilliant blue sky with just enough breeze to keep us cool. The trail is in good condition and the warning about the missing bri more...

27-May-2018 Scramble Kananaskis Peak GR345444 via North Gully

The access to Kananaskis Peak starts by heading up the Wasootch Peak trail. The group decided to split and try 2 different approaches to the upper more...

27-May-2018 Off-Trail hike Belmore Browne and Peak403471

After last year's failure this time the coordinator ( his reputation on the line) paid attention and didn't miss the correct drainage.We had a snac more...

26-May-2018 Trail hike Castle Lookout 737833

Very enjoyable short hike with spectacular views. Only one of group did this trip before. Bussy trail, great group. Thanks everyone.

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24-May-2018 Scramble Gap Peak loop

Clifton first showed me this loop trip a few years ago and I repeated it with Arnold after that. Despite their good mentoring I did s more...


Week of 17-May-2018 to 23-May-2018
Date Activity Destination Report
22-May-2018 Road bike Canmore-Banff and back/Legacy Trail/

Good day of biking with great group. From Canmore info centre we rode Legacy Trail to Banff. There we hiked Sundance Canyon Loop /about3 km/, went more...

21-May-2018 Off-Trail hike Wasootch Ridge 376436

Another enjoyable outing in summerlike weather. By taking the trail you can bypass the downclimb and the more difficult portion of the ridge, rejoi more...

20-May-2018 Trail hike Mt Burke

It looked snowy on the upper reaches of Mount Burke when we viewed it at our 9:50 start from the trailhead. The wind was a little cool to start but more...

20-May-2018 Off-Trail hike Bull Creek Hills 732888 loop via Marston Creek

We enjoyed wonderful, brilliant day in the Bull Creek Hills, with sweeping, fantastic views. We started from the Kananaskis sign on the Highwood Tr more...


Week of 10-May-2018 to 16-May-2018
Date Activity Destination Report
11-May-2018 Trail hike Canada East Coast Trail Backpack

The condensed summary is that 4 ramblers enjoyed backpacking 162km of Canada's East Coast Trail in Eastern Newfoundland from Portu more...


Week of 17-May-2018 to 23-May-2018
Date Activity Destination Report
19-May-2018 Road bike Chestermere Pathway

Good day on pathway with great food at Pourbeer Pub. Enjoyable group. Very windy. Thanks everyone.

Bernie, Susan, Yoko, Jon and IVAN

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19-May-2018 Scramble Windtower 200497 via West Wind Pass

Twelve Ramblers went to Windtower with a coordinator who had never been there, it was my first time, same with two others in the group. more...

18-May-2018 Trail hike Cross Conservation Area, Paradise Trail loop

After a day of rain, Friday was lovely with comfortable temperatures, dry trails. Masses of yellow buffalo beans everywhere. We set a very leisure more...


Week of 10-May-2018 to 16-May-2018
Date Activity Destination Report
16-May-2018 Scramble twin summits 325537 SE of Heart Mtn via Heart Mtn

Our first challenge of the day was to cross Heart creek which, unsurprisingly with the recent hot temperatures, was running fairly high. Michael fo more...

15-May-2018 Off-Trail hike White Budha-Vents Ridge

Beautifull,hot day in mountains. My plan was short hike but WE decided go back via Prairie Creek/west/-Link-Powderface creek. Joe's GPS showed 14 k more...

13-May-2018 Trail hike Eagle Hill 455604 The sunshine was summer hot, the aspen were greening up and the crocuses were in full flower more...
13-May-2018 Scramble Baldy south peak GR 373520 via Baldy Pass Another good hike in summerlike conditions.The trail to Baldy pass was mostly free of ice so we didn't have to use any traction devices .After reg more...
12-May-2018 Road bike Hwy 66/closed/ Great bike on closed Hwy. Thanks everyone.
Corey, Jeannette, Yoko, Kim, Dave, Susan, Teresa and IVAN
22 km-250m el.gain
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12-May-2018 Trail hike Grass Pass 714875 via Pack Trail Coulee-Bull Ck Participants: Ron, Carl, Brian, Jennifer, Aldis, Cristina. What a glorious, sunny day, with only a slight breez more...
12-May-2018 Road bike Bragg Creek to Forget-me-not pond The warm, sunny weather with very little wind brought out the hordes to the Elbow Falls area and beyond. There were lots of cyclists enjoying the last more...

Week of 3-May-2018 to 9-May-2018
Date Activity Destination Report
6-May-2018 Off-Trail hike Mustang Hills We didn't see any wild mustangs, only piles of their droppings, but we enjoyed a success more...
6-May-2018 Off-Trail hike Mt. Lady Macdonald summit ridge

A pleasant trip in good weather with little wind even at ridge top. The very light gentle breeze we were told was ideal for the paragliders one of more...

5-May-2018 Trail hike Mesa (Square) Butte 720280 - Curley Sand loop

It was an absolutely beautiful day, with warm sun and blue sky at Mesa Butte. There were crocuses blooming on the south facing slope below the summ more...

5-May-2018 Scramble Loder Peak 302616 via Door Jamb

13 RMRs attended the hike up Door Jamb Mtn and Loder Peak. We had a new member Margot join us on her first hike with the RMR, a returning me more...

5-May-2018 Road bike Highway 546/closed/ Good day of biking with great group. Nice scenery, wildlife, waterfalls, good road condition. Distance 37 km. Thanks everyone..
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3-May-2018 Off-Trail hike Opal Ridge 317268 It was 12 degrees above and sunny as twelve Ramblers headed up the trail behind Fortress gas station just before 9:30 am. The trail was free of snow more...

Week of 26-Apr-2018 to 2-May-2018
Date Activity Destination Report
2-May-2018 Trail hike Prairie Mtn 544394 Nice temperature. Trail conditions were generally dry with some slush and and ice
starting 150m below the treeline and some snow on top. Many u more...
28-Apr-2018 Road bike Weed Lake-Carseland Bird and Bike The trip didn't commence in the most exemplary fashion because the trip co-ordinator arrived 10 min late (or 20 min early as he believed). The gag more...
28-Apr-2018 Trail hike Lake Minnewanka to Aylmer Pass Junction We had a very pleasant hike on the Minnewanka Trail with fabulous weather.  At the beginning of the trail there were sporadic sections of snow an more...
28-Apr-2018 Off-Trail hike High Noon Hills A very pleasant short hike in summerlike conditions.No snow ,no ice,no mud and no ticks.We did the east and west hills before taking the trail down to more...
26-Apr-2018 Trail hike Ha Ling Peak 124573 + optional show in Canmore We started up from the wet parking lot at 12.45pm and all donned micro-spikes upon entering the trees just minutes from the car.It was +14c in the sha more...