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Recent Trips

Week of 22-Feb-2024 to 28-Feb-2024
Date Activity Destination Report
25-Feb-2024 Trail hike Cross Conservation Area, Paradise Trail loop

As we drove up the hill to the parking lot at Cross Conservation Area, we entered the fog. Although the fog gradually dissipated, it wasn’t u more...

23-Feb-2024 Trail hike Eagle Hill

Many thanks to all that came before us and packed down the trail leaving it in good hiking condition. At a moderate no rush pace we made to the top more...

22-Feb-2024 Off-Trail skiing Sunshine PL Quartz Hill Pass

In a winter of very low snow precipitation, there have been negligible day backcountry trips by Ramblers. This was an attempt to remedy this. Stric more...


Week of 15-Feb-2024 to 21-Feb-2024
Date Activity Destination Report
19-Feb-2024 Trail hike WeaselHead South

It was a nice day for this hike through the Weaselhead area – blue skies, no wind, and a temperature hovering around zero. The paved trail wa more...


Week of 8-Feb-2024 to 14-Feb-2024
Date Activity Destination Report
14-Feb-2024 Off-Trail skiing David Henry Lodge

We encountered quite good road conditions on our drives to/from Valemount, BC, via Icefields parkway, with only a few local compact snow/ icy patch more...


Week of 15-Feb-2024 to 21-Feb-2024
Date Activity Destination Report
17-Feb-2024 Trail hike Sulphur Springs - Riverview loop

A beautiful blue sky day for a rather unexciting foothills hike. Still we got our exercise and enjoyed each others company.Participants: {152 ro ca more...

16-Feb-2024 Snowshoeing Eagle Hill snowshoe

A gorgeous, mild sunny day in the foothills! We had a cloudless blue sky and no wind for our entire hike to Eagle Hill from the Sibbald parking, an more...


Week of 8-Feb-2024 to 14-Feb-2024
Date Activity Destination Report
12-Feb-2024 Off-Trail skiing Hilda, Parker Ridges

Despite the fears of one self-described "woosie", this trip turned out pretty good.

We skied runs on several aspects off Hilda more...

14-Feb-2024 Track skiing West Bragg Ski Trails: general

An excellent day of skiing at a good pace was had on the Moose-Mountainviews loop, taking in Mountain Road, the north leg of Moose Loop, Mountain V more...

11-Feb-2024 Trail hike Snagmore

There was an accumulation of an additional 15 – 20 cm. of snow in the Fullerton area since I was there last week. The Snagmore trail was beat more...


Week of 1-Feb-2024 to 7-Feb-2024
Date Activity Destination Report
6-Feb-2024 Track skiing West Bragg Ski Trails: northwest loop

An excellent day at West Bragg, there was lots more new snow than in Calgary so coverage was good with no ice or dirt patches. Many places had view more...

2-Feb-2024 Trail hike Prairie View Tr to Barrier LO

Starting off at 0900 with sunshine and very mild temperatures, we marvelled at the waves frozen in the ice. Quickly spikes were added and layers re more...


Week of 25-Jan-2024 to 31-Jan-2024
Date Activity Destination Report
31-Jan-2024 Trail hike Sandy McNabb Hills & Long Meadow

A late start and an early finish with a pleasant hike in between. As expected the trails were a combination of pure ice, sticky mud and mushy snow more...

29-Jan-2024 Trail hike Sugar Mama, Sugar Pony, Sugar Daddy

It was mild, as forecast, but instead of the promised sunshine we had Chinook cloud, which was very dark and gloomy. We only saw one fat tire mount more...

26-Jan-2024 Off-Trail hike Grotto Canyon 234617

After the initial walk on the well trodden trail with the soothing hum of industrial activity we entered the canyon proper, the challenge was to ke more...

25-Jan-2024 Trail skiing Kananaskis Lakes Ski Trails: Elk Meadows

We started up from the Elk Pass parking lot at 10:15 and headed up towards Elk Pass via the Fox Creek trail. The snow was surprisingly good wit more...


Week of 18-Jan-2024 to 24-Jan-2024
Date Activity Destination Report
23-Jan-2024 Trail skiing Ribbon Creek Ski Trails relaxed pace

We decided to take advantage of the first of the really warm days after the Jan deep freeze to have a relaxed x-c ski on the groomed and trackset R more...

23-Jan-2024 Trail hike Evan Thomas ice falls: winter hike or snowshoe

On a warm day in Kananaskis, another day with a sunrise, we almost were greeted to an empty parking lot. The trail and snow was wonderful, a blanke more...

22-Jan-2024 Track skiing West Bragg Ski Trails: general

We headed off at about 10 am under cloudy skis and a rather cool -15C. Our route took us along Moose Loop, Tom Snow, Mountain View West, Mountain R more...

20-Jan-2024 Snowshoeing Rummel L snowshoe

Six of us enjoyed the mild temperature on the trail to Rummel Lake. The trail was soft-packed, so snowshoes worked well, but were not required. Muc more...


Week of 11-Jan-2024 to 17-Jan-2024
Date Activity Destination Report
12-Jan-2024 Off-Trail skiing Campbell

This is a true story. The events occurred North of Donald in the polar vortex year of 2024.To protect the survivors the names have been changed. more...


Week of 4-Jan-2024 to 10-Jan-2024
Date Activity Destination Report
4-Jan-2024 Trail hike Cox Hill - winter hike

Today was another excellent day to do a hike in the Foothills of the Rockies before real winter weather arrives. We had a very good day with clear more...

4-Jan-2024 Trail hike Wasootch Ridge to 2nd cairn snowshoe

Participants: Christine, Sarah, Leslie, Inge, Chip, Ingeborg. The day started out very well-sunny and very little wi more...


Week of 28-Dec-2023 to 3-Jan-2024
Date Activity Destination Report
3-Jan-2024 Off-Trail skiing Hidden L, Little Richardson NE slope

Participants: Sim,Gordon,Jenny,Andre,Tina.

The skies were overcast, but that made the temperatures a more...

2-Jan-2024 Track skiing Cascade Fire Road to Cascade R bridge

We were wondering what to expect for conditions as fellow Rambler Ulrike on Skier Roger's blog (Dec. 31) had a report of quite go more...

2-Jan-2024 Trail hike King Creek Ridge 338222

It was a great winter day in the mountains. Six of us arrived at the trail head shortly before 10:00 am. The parking lot was empty, but one more ca more...


Week of 21-Dec-2023 to 27-Dec-2023
Date Activity Destination Report
26-Dec-2023 Off-Trail skiing Discovery cabin - Wells Gray Park

Participants: Kim, David, David, Cathy, Chris, Peter coordinator Ed

The drive in is more...


Week of 28-Dec-2023 to 3-Jan-2024
Date Activity Destination Report
1-Jan-2024 Trail hike Prairie Mtn - W.Ridge Loop

Given the sparse snow cover in many of our favourite skiing destinations and a shared desire to start 2024 in an active way, today was an excellent more...

1-Jan-2024 Trail hike Calgary Zoo stroll

It was much busier than prior years' New Year's Day visits to the Zoo, with sunny skies and much warmer than usual temperatures likely being the co more...

30-Dec-2023 Off-trail snowshoeing Gypsum Ridge, GR302161(NAD83)

It was a good day out. Needed more snow. Our snow shoes were snagged in the willows but we were able to travel without them.
Thank you to my more...

30-Dec-2023 Trail skiing Paradise Valley, Lake Annette via Fairview

On Dec 30th we met up at Lake Louise just before 10:00, everybody made it into the lower parking lot, although Carl scored the primo spo more...

29-Dec-2023 Trail hike Prairie View Tr to Barrier LO

After enduring the cold wind while crossing the dam we had a very pleasant hike to the fire lookout.We didn't do any loops so we were back at an ea more...