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Week of 7-Dec-2017 to 13-Dec-2017
Date Activity Destination Report
11-Dec-2017 Track skiing Blueberry Hill, Elk Pass, Hydroline As others, including skier Bob, have commented, PLPP ski trails are in pretty good condition at the moment. Fast but not icy with a smudge of powdery more...
10-Dec-2017 Snowshoeing James Walker Creek snowshoe Beautiful day with sunshine and mild tempteratures.  What a bonus to be able to snowshoe in shirtsleeves in Dec!

The Sawmill loop more...
10-Dec-2017 Trail hike Ridgeback
As far as temperature and sunshine  goes, it was a beautiful fall day for hiking. However, trail conditions showed that we were in winter. W more...
8-Dec-2017 Off-Trail skiing NE Panorama Ridge via Taylor L With a chilly -17C at the parking lot and an icy bottom trail section, it was with hope for descent snow on Panorama ridge that we convinced ourselves more...

Week of 30-Nov-2017 to 6-Dec-2017
Date Activity Destination Report
6-Dec-2017 Trail hike Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park It was a good day for early December, but there was a biting north wind at the parking lot, more...
5-Dec-2017 Off-Trail skiing Purple Bowl - Trip Full Trip summary:  good friends + good weather + good snow + good touring + reasonable to good yoyo laps + good views = a perfect RMR day.
Tha more...
3-Dec-2017 Off-Trail hike Entrance Ridges (Carry Ridge) We had a lovely blue-sky day west of Turner Valley in the Entrance Ridges. Although there was a very light dusting of snow when we first arrived, it w more...
2-Dec-2017 Trail skiing Paradise Valley to Lake Annette I think most folks had a nice day on this tour, I did! The calendar entry originally suggested Giant Steps as a destination but we opted for the Lake more...
30-Nov-2017 Off-Trail skiing Highwood Ridge north slopes The skiing was so good yesterday that we had to come out one more time.  Five of yesterday's six participants came out to play again, joined more...

Week of 23-Nov-2017 to 29-Nov-2017
Date Activity Destination Report
29-Nov-2017 Off-Trail skiing South slopes of Pocaterra Ridge The skiing was awesome today! So I called a return to the area for tomorrow (before the highway closes on Friday).  In the end five out of six ca more...
29-Nov-2017 Trail hike Baldy Pass snowshoe / winter hike Three of us had a very good hike.

Participants:
Jim, Celine

Coordinator:
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26-Nov-2017 Off-Trail skiing Highwood Pass-backcountry refresh ski & snowshoe Wow.. what a fun, wet day for 15 Rumblers.  The wettest most of us have been without rain while skiing!  It's hard to believe oth more...
26-Nov-2017 Trail hike Eagle Hill 455604 Another warm November day brought out a good group.  The trail was mostly bare, although there were a few icy spots that were easily avoided.&nbs more...
24-Nov-2017 Trail hike Jumpingpound loop We started off from the trailhead and within minutes had to turn back for a medical incident (nosebleed).  By the time we returned to Calgary, th more...

Week of 16-Nov-2017 to 22-Nov-2017
Date Activity Destination Report
21-Nov-2017 Trail skiing Pocaterra at Peter Lougheed Park We were greeted at the parking space with 25cm of new snow. It was a nice welcome. Kicked off by skiing down Pocaterra. A great way to start the more...
19-Nov-2017 Trail hike Grass Pass 714875 via Pack Trail Coulee
Strong winds made for a not very pleasant hike up to Grass Pass. Although it was 3 at the trailhead, the wind was so strong that we had difficult more...
19-Nov-2017 Trail skiing Kananaskis Lookout and Elk Pass   The snow conditions put us all in a good mood as we struck out from our parking spot,  off Hwy 40, In 400m we joined the Pocaterra trail more...
19-Nov-2017 Snowshoeing Mt Lipsett to Treeline Anytime you can get a trip in with good winter conditions before the gates close it's a bonus.  And when you can snowshoe right from the trai more...
17-Nov-2017 Off-Trail skiing Arethusa Cirque We had fabulous snow in Arethusa Cirque! We took five runs and I don't think that anyone hit a rock hard enough to scratch a ski.  The trail more...
17-Nov-2017 Trail skiing NakiskaSkogan Pass Seven of us had a very pleasant ski up to Skogan Pass.  Snow conditions improved as we climbed higher.  Windy at the top.  Good ski dow more...

Week of 9-Nov-2017 to 15-Nov-2017
Date Activity Destination Report
13-Nov-2017 Trail hike Sandy McNabb Hills A snowy trail was the order of the day for which most of us used our traction devices, although there was no ice to make it really slippery. We starte more...
12-Nov-2017 Trail hike Cross Conservation Area, Paradise Trail loop
With 9 coordinators on this hike, I think that most participants felt secure in the fact that we weren’t going to get lost. It turned out t more...
11-Nov-2017 Trail skiing Ribbon C Ski Trails: Skogan Pass It seemed odd to return to the Skogan Pass a second time within a week.  But the snow is good (for early November), the trail is not too far from more...
10-Nov-2017 Snowshoeing Little Arethusa 433075 via Arethusa Cirque

The first snowshoe of any season can be a mystery, you never know what you’re going to get, especially in the Highwood area. When we arrived more...


Week of 2-Nov-2017 to 8-Nov-2017
Date Activity Destination Report
5-Nov-2017 Trail skiing Ribbon C Ski Trails: Skogan Pass What a difference a week makes!  Last Sunday we were out in near mid-summer conditions, today in near mid-winter conditions.  Around -10 or more...

Week of 26-Oct-2017 to 1-Nov-2017
Date Activity Destination Report
28-Oct-2017 Off-Trail hike Surveyor's Ridge - Mt Ware loop We had a lovely warm day for this late October hike.  Occasionally we looked like we were HUI (Hiking Under Impairment) due to strong winds.  more...
28-Oct-2017 Off-Trail hike Baldy Ridge Loop It was a great day for what could be the last hike in summer-like conditions.  We set out from Cat Creek Day use at 10:15am under a sunny sky wit more...
27-Oct-2017 Off-Trail hike Picklejar Creek pass and Mist Creek loop There is some construction going on at the Pickle Jar Creek Recreation Area. They are c more...

Week of 19-Oct-2017 to 25-Oct-2017
Date Activity Destination Report
24-Oct-2017 Off-Trail hike Arethusa Cirque Ptarmigan Cirque loop Ten Ramblers took advantage of the warm late October weather to do a traverse between Arethusa and Ptarmigan Cirques. We left the vehicles at 10 am an more...
22-Oct-2017 Trail hike Pine Ridge - Death Valley - Long Prairie loop The weather looked great in the foothills as we headed west from Turner Valley, with a cloud more...
21-Oct-2017 Off-Trail hike Mt Hoffman 635083 Four Ramblers set out from Indian Oils at 10:15 am on a beautiful crisp autumn day.  Okay, the wind was brisk and cool, but we encountered no mud more...
19-Oct-2017 Off-Trail hike Iyarhe Ipan 561359 This trip was Plan B when my original trip was cancelled due to a road closure I was unaware of. I quite like this ridge loop close to town. My ulteri more...

Week of 12-Oct-2017 to 18-Oct-2017
Date Activity Destination Report
15-Oct-2017 Off-Trail hike High Noon Hills to Sandy McNabb Hills loop It was a beautiful fall day, with almost no wind, and there were still some trees with their fall colours.  Our planned route was a "bolo,&q more...
15-Oct-2017 Off-Trail hike Mesa Butte loop + bonus hill It was a chilly +1C at the trailhead but we soon warmed up on the first climb to a fine view of the snowy mountains from the ridgetop. The ascent was more...