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Week of 19-Mar-2020 to 25-Mar-2020
Date Activity Destination Report
22-Mar-2020 Track skiing Whiskyjack, Tyrwhitt, Blueberry, Boulton loop

What a beautiful day! A few cm of fresh snow on top of well groomed trails, nice temps, and a bluebird sky!

We parked at Boulton Bridge a more...

22-Mar-2020 Trail hike Prairie View Tr to Barrier LO

We had a lovely day in Kananaskis yesterday. The biggest problem was the #1 highway was snow-covered and icy in many places on the drive out - it d more...

22-Mar-2020 Trail hike Cross Conserve Area, Paradise loop

As expected , it was a busy day at the Cross Conservation Area as it was a beautiful day to be outdoors. The parking lot was almost full when we ar more...

21-Mar-2020 Off-Trail skiing Chickadee Valley of Opportunity

Hi All

The Chickadee valley has seen a lot of recent activity, I suspect a good number of the laid off lifties were out this week.

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21-Mar-2020 Off-Trail skiing Sunshine Meadows to Citadel Pass

Another beautiful day in the mountains. We reached a ridge overlooking Howard Douglas Lake before turning back.

After one member canceled more...

20-Mar-2020 Trail skiing Nakiska Skogan Pass Parking Lot 3 Trip Full

Seven of us met at No 3 North Parking Lot at Nakiska and walked up the stairs of an abandoned Nakiska. We skied up towards Skogan Pass and found th more...


Week of 12-Mar-2020 to 18-Mar-2020
Date Activity Destination Report
18-Mar-2020 Snowshoeing Prairie Mtn - West Ridge Loop Amazing what a difference a 45 minute drive from town and a bit of elevation gain makes! Unlike the overcast day in Calgary, we had picture-postcard v more...
17-Mar-2020 Off-Trail skiing Purple Bowl

Nice day out there (about -12 C at parking lot at 9:30 am).


Variable snow in the alpine and decent turns in the glades off Wolver more...


Week of 5-Mar-2020 to 11-Mar-2020
Date Activity Destination Report
10-Mar-2020 Off-Trail skiing David Henry Lodge

Seven of met at Yellowhead Helicopter Pad in Valemont and got weighed in for the flight to Dave Henry Lodge. Dave Henry Lodge is a basic lodge (no more...

10-Mar-2020 Off-Trail skiing Hilda backcountry

"Best hut trip yet, in terms of relaxation,locale,conditions and camaraderie" Guy Ayers.

Day 1 Lower slopes of Observation.

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10-Mar-2020 Off-Trail skiing Piggy Plus - Burstall Col

The theme of the day was wind ... like last week! Rather than do a group huddle at the parking lot we sought the shelter of some trees a few hundre more...

9-Mar-2020 Trail skiing Ribbon C Ski Trails: Skogan Pass

Announced with <24 hours notice because the weather forecast was so good, I just had to get out somewhere. This trip did not disappoint.

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8-Mar-2020 Trail skiing Paradise Valley ski to lake Annette

A fabulous day in Paradise valley to celebrate the crazy concept of messing with the clocks. The inter web machine declared it pretty frosty in Lak more...

8-Mar-2020 Track skiing Kananaskis Lakes Ski:WhiskeyJack-Pocaterra

With the groomers reporting 15 cm of new "Champagne powder" covering the tracks on most trails and their guessing of up to 50 cm new on B more...

8-Mar-2020 Snowshoeing Rummel L snowshoe

With temperature of -18 at 8:30 in Calgary, we were expecting a cold day at Rummel. That was not the case!

We started out at a comfortable more...

5-Mar-2020 Off-Trail skiing Eohippus Lake-limit 8

Since we didn't actually stand at the lake, we decided that I didn't have to write a trip report and describe how we skinned up Healy Pass more...


Week of 27-Feb-2020 to 4-Mar-2020
Date Activity Destination Report
3-Mar-2020 Off-Trail skiing Commonwealth - Pig's Back circuit

The theme of the day was wind! Of note as we were gearing up a Conservation officer stopped by and asked if we were a commercial guided group and o more...

1-Mar-2020 Off-Trail hike Sandy McNabb Hills/Long Prairie Ridge

We had a lovely early spring hike in the Sheep Valley. There was a couple of inches of fresh snow on top of a firm base, so excellent conditions fo more...

28-Feb-2020 Off-Trail skiing Birdwood Pass-Smuts Pass-Commonwealth Circuit

Eight Ramblers headed out from Burstal trailhead at 9:30 after spotting a car at Commonwealth trail exit. Warm and windy with fresh snow, temperatu more...

27-Feb-2020 Trail hike Sulphur Springs Riverview Loop At the opening of a new adventure, off to the west, breaking trail where the breeze filled in. Going threw the trees was pleasant, a few ups and downs more...

Week of 20-Feb-2020 to 26-Feb-2020
Date Activity Destination Report
25-Feb-2020 Off-Trail skiing Headwall Lakes

Good tour to Upper Headwall lake.

Good snow below treeline and variable in the alpine.
Thanks for coming out.

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25-Feb-2020 Ski mountaineering Mt Field

We left the trail head around 8:30 am after driving past the aftermath of a big avalanche that would have dusted the road. We discovered later a pa more...

23-Feb-2020 Off-Trail skiing Piggy Plus - Burstall Col

With Inge's encouragement I posted this trip, although the weather forecast was not the best. But obviously Ramblers are not as easily discoura more...

23-Feb-2020 Social Wally Drew - Celebration of Life

There was a packed house of 120 at Rosemont Hall for the Celebration of Life for longtime Rambler Wally Drew, who passed away in January: There wa more...

22-Feb-2020 Trail hike Fullerton-Bob Cat-Strange Brew-Sugar Daddy Loop

We started our hike at a civilized 3 degrees and headed up the still quite icy Fullerton section of our loop. The other sections of the loop seemed more...

22-Feb-2020 Track skiing Pipestone trackset trails

We left Calgary under sunny skies, through strong winds at the edge of the mountains and into the forecast light snow after Castle Junction. We unf more...

21-Feb-2020 Off-Trail skiing Gypsum Mine tree skiing / powder runs

The temperature and the wind at the Peninsula Parking lot was around -14 but once we were in the trees we warmed up considerable. We followed the r more...

20-Feb-2020 Off-Trail skiing Stanley Glacier Valley

Blue bird day with a chilly start, around -16 C with light wind at 9 am.
About a metre of settled snowpack in sheltered areas.
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Week of 13-Feb-2020 to 19-Feb-2020
Date Activity Destination Report
19-Feb-2020 Snowshoeing Eagle Hill snowshoe

The morning crispness hung in the air as we parked and prepared ourselves for the hike. I strapped my snowshoes to my pack as the trail was packed more...

17-Feb-2020 Track skiing Spray River west to upper Spray bridge

A sunny morning made for a nice start to the day and although the snow initially looked a little old and well skied, the kick and glide were great. more...

16-Feb-2020 Off-Trail skiing Birdwood Pass-Smuts Pass-Commonwealth Circuit

Conditions looked promising with about 10 cm of new snow in the Burstall parking lot and a comfortable -12C. After setting up a shuttle vehicle at more...


Week of 6-Feb-2020 to 12-Feb-2020
Date Activity Destination Report
9-Feb-2020 Off-Trail skiing Amiskwi hut trip

Twelve of us met at the Golden Airport and sorted and weighed our gear before loading onto the helicopter and flying out to Amiskwi Lodge. We dovet more...


Week of 13-Feb-2020 to 19-Feb-2020
Date Activity Destination Report
15-Feb-2020 Track skiing Kan.Lakes Ski: Tyrwhitt, Elk Pass loop

We arrived under cloudy skies which were the order of the day except for the occasional, fleeting sun breakthrough. The snow was on the warmish sid more...

15-Feb-2020 Snowshoeing Blueberry Hill direct: snowshoe The fresh air of the outdoors brings benefits. 2 of us proceeded to towards the top of Blueberry Hill as our 3rd person was feeling under the weather. more...

Week of 6-Feb-2020 to 12-Feb-2020
Date Activity Destination Report
12-Feb-2020 Off-Trail skiing Dolomite circuit (thru trees to Mosquito C)

We were on the trail from the Helen creek drainage trailhead around 10:00 am with the valley fog clearing. Ploughs were working the 93 so Damian more...

9-Feb-2020 Trail hike Jumpingpound loop

We enjoyed a sunny day in the foothills with a layer of soft snow on the trail and making the forest a beautiful sight! There were numerous fresh d more...

9-Feb-2020 Snowshoeing Porcupine Ridge

Due to recent snowfall, we started our adventure from nearby Wasootch trailhead rather than the intended Porcupine Creek bridge which was inaccessi more...

8-Feb-2020 Off-Trail skiing Smuts Pass via Commonwealth -12p

Participants: Philip, Gerald, Ulrike, Evan, Gordon, Jenny, Carol, Gary.

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