Recent trips
Week of 20-Jun-2024 to 26-Jun-2024
Date
Activity
Destination
Report
23-Jun,
2024
23-Jun-2024
Trail hike
Junction Mtn Lookout 666039

While intended as a conditioning hike to prepare for the longer and higher trips of summer, I think that we all enjoyed this a lot more than expect more...

23-Jun,
2024
23-Jun-2024
Off-Trail hike
Bull Creek Hills 732888 loop via Marston Creek

We had an excellent day in the foothills with a profusion of flowers, even a few lingering balsamroot on the ascent slopes. As noted in other trip more...

23-Jun,
2024
23-Jun-2024
Off-Trail hike
Pigeon Mtn 258543

After a long spring with lingering and new snow underfoot, we finally enjoyed a warm, dry but windy day on Pigeon Mountain “above” Dead Mans Flats. more...

23-Jun,
2024
23-Jun-2024
Trail hike
Snowy Owl

The West Bragg Creek parking lot was bustling when we arrived at 10 AM, due to an imminent bicycle race. Although there lots of red ribbons on the more...

22-Jun,
2024
22-Jun-2024
Off-Trail hike
Turtle Mtn 872946

In a search of new snow free terrain, I was happy to find five Ramblers willing to join me on a trek to Crowsnest Pass and it turned out to be well more...

Week of 13-Jun-2024 to 19-Jun-2024
Date
Activity
Destination
Report
19-Jun,
2024
19-Jun-2024
Off-Trail hike
Backpack: Elk Lake/Elaphus Peak

The first backpack of the year is always a joy. And particularly so when the weather cooperates for the most part, after our unsettled spring and more...

Week of 20-Jun-2024 to 26-Jun-2024
Date
Activity
Destination
Report
20-Jun,
2024
20-Jun-2024
Off-Trail hike
Pigeon Mtn 258543

This was a backup plan, as the scramble I had hoped to do wasn't possible with the somewhat unexpected snow Monday night. It ended up being a reall more...

20-Jun,
2024
20-Jun-2024
Off-Trail hike
Hunchback Hills - SW summit and beyond

We had a leisurely, relaxed hike up the SW ridge of Lusk ridge starting at the Lusk pass trailhead. This was a new hike for 10 of the participants more...

Week of 13-Jun-2024 to 19-Jun-2024
Date
Activity
Destination
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19-Jun,
2024
19-Jun-2024
Off-Trail hike
Little Lougheed

Participants: Jane,Barbara,Annie,Monica

In spite of conflicting weather reports including a heavy snowfall in the m more...

18-Jun,
2024
18-Jun-2024
Trail hike
Prairie Mtn - W.Ridge Loop

A chilly morning (4 degrees) leaving the city, but still we were surprised to see how much snow had fallen once we reached Highway 66! It turned ou more...

14-Jun,
2024
14-Jun-2024
Off-Trail hike
Porcupine Ridge from Wasootch PL

A leisurely trip under blue skies and while wind has been annoying this month, we were spared except during lunch where we were happily sheltered n more...

13-Jun,
2024
13-Jun-2024
Off-Trail hike
Old Baldy Knob via SW ridge

The morning got off to a rough start because one of the cars was hit by a deer (yes, you read that correctly: the deer ran into the side of the car more...

13-Jun,
2024
13-Jun-2024
Off-Trail hike
Bull Creek Hills via Fir Creek

The route started where Fir Creek crosses the highway and proceeds steadily uphill through forest with an occasional open glade until it reaches an more...

Week of 6-Jun-2024 to 12-Jun-2024
Date
Activity
Destination
Report
11-Jun,
2024
11-Jun-2024
Off-Trail hike
Moose Mtn L/O trail

Anticipating lots of snow (based on recent reports), I upgraded the difficulty of this trip to OT3. The snow turned out to be not too bad except f more...

11-Jun,
2024
11-Jun-2024
Scramble
Wasootch Peak GR335455 NAD83

We five started from the trailhead at 9:00 am and 16 C and things just got better. Climbing steadily through the trees, a slight breeze kept us ple more...

11-Jun,
2024
11-Jun-2024
Off-Trail hike
Gunnery Creek-Grass Pass plus

We had a very enjoyable hike with nice weather, plentiful flowers, great scenery and good company. To my surprise, of the 7 people joining me on th more...

11-Jun,
2024
11-Jun-2024
Scramble
Mt Baldy + S & W Baldy traverse.

Super fun day with a strong and supportive group of scramblers! The wind was not nearly as strong as expected and sometimes a nice cooling effect o more...

9-Jun,
2024
9-Jun-2024
Trail hike
Great Moraine Loop

It was cold enough at the parking lo that people were pulling out down jackets, extra sweaters, and even heavy gloves. However, all of that changed more...

8-Jun,
2024
8-Jun-2024
Trail hike
Cox Hill

We started out at 9:00 am from the almost empty parking lot with spotty clouds and perfect hiking temperature. With the large group and casual pace more...

6-Jun,
2024
6-Jun-2024
Trail hike
Powderface Ridge 515344

Thursday was a beautiful day to be out hiking through the hills and preparing the muscles for a summer of adventures. The sun was shining and the b more...

6-Jun,
2024
6-Jun-2024
Off-Trail hike
Opal Ridge

Another day of relentless wind: it was at least 40 kph the whole time and a lot more on the ridge. But the sun was warm and constant, and the scen more...

Week of 30-May-2024 to 5-Jun-2024
Date
Activity
Destination
Report
5-Jun,
2024
5-Jun-2024
Road bike
Road bike; 1A hwy from Banff to Castle Junction

A good day to cycle the parkway, it was not too warm and there was headwind at times to cool us on the hills. On the start of the parkway itself we more...

4-Jun,
2024
4-Jun-2024
Scramble
Baldy south peak GR 373520 via Baldy Pass

High winds had the potential to scuttle the first scramble of a couple of our crew, but we set off in good spirits up to Baldy Pass. We were hoping more...

4-Jun,
2024
4-Jun-2024
Scramble
Heart Mtn Horseshoe loop (the weekday edition)

The day started with a Rambler party on Valley Ridge Drive, as John's group were also carpooling there at the same time. From there, thanks to new more...

4-Jun,
2024
4-Jun-2024
Off-Trail hike
High Noon Hills

It was a perfect day for this short foothills hike, with eye-popping green aspen and meadows, abundant wildflowers, and only occasional stronger wi more...

2-Jun,
2024
2-Jun-2024
Off-Trail hike
Prairie Creek to Rock Point Ridge

This was a repeat of a trip from the previous week (even down to seeing horses in the same meadow), and was just as enjoyable as the first ascent t more...

2-Jun,
2024
2-Jun-2024
Scramble
Heart Mtn

Heart Mountain seemed the perfect objective for this lovely Spring day. Rather than dealing with possible post-holing, I convinced the group, who w more...

2-Jun,
2024
2-Jun-2024
Trail hike
Cross Conservation Area, Paradise Trail loop

This was a very leisurely hike. When we reached the top of the first climb and stopped to admire the spring green leaves of the trees below, the cu more...

31-May,
2024
31-May-2024
Scramble
Loder Peak 302616 via Door Jamb

Copying John's trip two days prior, we knew the conditions so could plan on enjoying the great slab scrambling on Loder - and we did! The weather w more...

31-May,
2024
31-May-2024
Trail hike
Eagle Hill 455604 + Deer Ridge

Despite varying weather forecasts, this trip up Eagle Hill and Deer Ridge turned out to be very pleasant hike. Thanks to Clifton, we left our m more...

30-May,
2024
30-May-2024
Scramble
Baldy south peak GR 373520 via Baldy Pass

The weather forecast wasn't great, but if we stayed home this spring due to less-than-optimal weather models, then we'd never get out. It turned in more...

Week of 23-May-2024 to 29-May-2024
Date
Activity
Destination
Report
29-May,
2024
29-May-2024
Scramble
Loder Peak 302616 via Door Jamb

Although the forecasts were sketchy, the weather cooperated with us. The sun and temperature were ideal but we could have used a little less wind. more...

28-May,
2024
28-May-2024
Scramble
Gap Peak loop

With the lingering snow, we were hoping to enjoy a longer, higher summit after way too many Prairie and Barrier lookout ascents this spring. Happil more...

28-May,
2024
28-May-2024
Off-Trail hike
Lusk Ridge East Loop

When I hiked this loop last years privately (but with other Ramblers), It seemed that the main trail was under construction as a mountain-bike rout more...

27-May,
2024
27-May-2024
Off-Trail hike
Gunnery Ck to Fir Ck via Grass Pass

Unlike last years smoky excursion, we enjoyed a fine day on a favourite spring hike. Strong winds along the first ridge gave way to moderate breeze more...

27-May,
2024
27-May-2024
Trail hike
Jumpingpound loop

It turned out to be a beautiful summer’s day for a hike – blue sky, no wind, and only shirt sleeves required. In the face of my requirement for tra more...

26-May,
2024
26-May-2024
Off-Trail hike
Surveyor's Ridge 592179, Mt Ware loop

What an incredible day, thanks to a combination of challenging terrain, great hiking weather, beautiful scenery, and a cheerful and strong group!< more...

26-May,
2024
26-May-2024
Road bike
Road Bike: Highwood House to Lipsett Day Use

Kinda cool, a little breezy, mainly overcast, but not a drop of rain!
Three turned around at the Mount Lipsett trailhead, three at the Lipsett d more...

26-May,
2024
26-May-2024
Road bike
Horse Creek to Bottrel Heritage Store

Participants: Christine,Kim,Susan,Bill,Jeannette,Christine,Suzy This drip report ended with summiting at Tim Horto more...

24-May,
2024
24-May-2024
Off-Trail hike
Prairie Creek to Rock Point Ridge

A Ramblers' first ascent on what turned into a really fine day!

A long but pleasant (although muddy) walk along a very high Prairie Creek wa more...

Week of 16-May-2024 to 22-May-2024
Date
Activity
Destination
Report
21-May,
2024
21-May-2024
Scramble
Wasootch Peak GR335455 NAD83

A short, but sweet day where the weather gods were smiling at us, and despite a changing-every-hour forecast, we enjoyed a mix of sun and cloud and more...

19-May,
2024
19-May-2024
Trail hike
Nihahi Ridge viewpoint - morning hike

Our goal to sneak in a hike amidst so much unstable weather was a success: we had lots of sunshine (so could even enjoy lunch on the trail), our ea more...

Week of 9-May-2024 to 15-May-2024
Date
Activity
Destination
Report
15-May,
2024
15-May-2024
Off-Trail hike
South End of Lawson

Participants: Bill,David,Arnold,Chip,Lenard,Peter,Annie,Christine,Jozef,Randall

What more...

15-May,
2024
15-May-2024
Road bike
Leighton Art Centre Loop

Thanks to everyone who came out to this trip. It's a tough ride or at least that's what seven of us said , who were on ebikes. Bob West battled it more...

14-May,
2024
14-May-2024
Trail hike
Sulphur Springs - Riverview loop

Despite this trip not being posted until mid-afternoon the previous day, 8 people (including 2 new members) eagerly signed up for this easy mornin more...

12-May,
2024
12-May-2024
Road bike
Road Bike: Sheep River Warden Station to Bluerock

We had a lovely ride, weren't really bothered by the smoke.
We assembled at the warden station and departed at 10, meeting Damian who had ridden more...

11-May,
2024
11-May-2024
Off-Trail hike
Ramblers 70th: Seventy Buck/Eagle Hill

Our 70th anniversary trip was a suitable celebration of all things good about the Ramblers: off-trail travel to a lesser-known summit, bushwhacking more...

11-May,
2024
11-May-2024
Scramble
70th Anniversary return to Yamnuska Traverse

The first laugh of the day was arriving at the trailhead. I had posted "an 8am start to avoid being above other hikers". When we arrived, the parki more...

9-May,
2024
9-May-2024
Trail hike
Wasootch Ridge to 2nd cairn 365447

In the spring they warm sunny days are welcomed in every way. A little muddy or wet trail as we started the accent, but no real snow until we maybe more...

9-May,
2024
9-May-2024
Road bike
Loop Through Okotoks

We were eight, all on e-bikes, except for the coordinator - on a conventional road bike( must be behind the times). This is a nice little short rou more...

Week of 2-May-2024 to 8-May-2024
Date
Activity
Destination
Report
3-May,
2024
3-May-2024
Trail hike
Prairie View Tr to Barrier LO

Taking advantage of a sunny day, following several with cloud, wind and snow, we headed to Kananaskis armed with spikes and snowshoes, ready to tac more...

3-May,
2024
3-May-2024
Road bike
S.E. Calgary Bikepath Loop

This trip was on the City of Calgary Bike path system, for the whole period, except for a km at the end, to get back to the Glenmore Inn from Carbu more...

Week of 25-Apr-2024 to 1-May-2024
Date
Activity
Destination
Report
28-Apr,
2024
28-Apr-2024
Trail hike
Cox Hill

What a fun and easy group to be with today! Jo Anne instantly offered to drive the entire Valley Ridge group, and we all seemed to move at the same more...

28-Apr,
2024
28-Apr-2024
Off-Trail hike
Gunnery Mtn 702861 loop.

When the breeze blows we either move with, or let it defeat. But attitude leads to altitude and a wonderful day developed. Not exactly Gunnery Moun more...

28-Apr,
2024
28-Apr-2024
Off-Trail hike
High Noon Hills

Seven of us enjoyed a relaxed hike on the High Noon Hills. Trail conditions were great - mostly dry and snow-free, except for a few short patches o more...