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Week of 15-Oct-2020 to 21-Oct-2020
Date Activity Destination Report
20-Oct-2020 transceiver practice In town transceiver practice

Great weather to get out and practice.

This was the agenda for the 1.5 hours:
- introductions
- show of hands about co more...

19-Oct-2020 Trail hike Ranger Ridge via Fullerton Loop & Bobcat

After a cold start at the trailhead, temperatures started to warm up nicely when the sun appeared about 11 AM. By the time we were having lunch at more...

15-Oct-2020 Trail hike Powderface Ridge

We were all looking forward to going up Moose Mountain after a hiatus of 2 years while the new lookout was being built, but the increasing snow dep more...


Week of 8-Oct-2020 to 14-Oct-2020
Date Activity Destination Report
11-Oct-2020 Off-Trail hike Sandy McNabb Hills/Long Prairie Ridge

We had a cool start but the wind was light and we quickly warmed up as we climbed Long Prairie Ridge. The sun was warm and layers soon started to c more...

11-Oct-2020 Scramble Opal Ridge- N Peak 312308 - Trip Full

Our group of nine stalwart Ramblers gathered at the pullout south of Rocky Creek at 9am and left shortly after. The weather was cool and partly clo more...

10-Oct-2020 Off-Trail hike Pig's Back via Commonwealth Lake Loop Trip Full

Rain all day and snow at the top, it was a character building trip. Despite the dismal weather we were grateful just to be out in nature more...

8-Oct-2020 Trail hike North Powderface Ridge A six pack of Ramblers started up Powderface Creek at 9:15 with a temperature of 5C, returning 6 hours later at 3:15 at 13 degrees. We were the first more...
8-Oct-2020 Trail hike Harvey Pass and Lake via Bourgeau Lake

There was a shower as we drove through Canmore on the way to the trailhead so expectations of much sun were squashed from the beginning. But it was more...

8-Oct-2020 Off-Trail hike Iyarhe Ipan from Beaver Lodge parking lot

We left the cars just before 10:00am and crossed the Elbow river below the Beaver Lodge parking lot. The water was knee deep and cold but the air t more...

8-Oct-2020 Scramble Mt Niblock

In spite of the rather trying weather conditions, we had a great day on Mount Niblock. Mount Niblock is a really excellent scramble, with lots of g more...


Week of 1-Oct-2020 to 7-Oct-2020
Date Activity Destination Report
7-Oct-2020 Scramble Gap Mtn 376133 max 6-8

An on time group had us leaving the Little Highwood parking trailhead lot a little before 9:30 am amidst a few groups car shuttling for the Pocater more...

7-Oct-2020 Trail hike Olympic Peak from Ribbon Creek 8 max

We left the parking lot at 9:30 am and made our way through the trees to start the serious climb up to Olympic Summit. . We stopped occasionally t more...

7-Oct-2020 Scramble Tent Ridge Horseshoe 154311, 146308 loop

The wild weather made for unique views on this classic Kananaskis ridgewalk as we travelled below, above, beside, and through ever-changing cloud.< more...

5-Oct-2020 Off-Trail hike Guinn's Pass, peak 237374, and Galatea Lakes

The rebuilt (in 2017) Guinn’s Pass trail allows you to visit the pass, the peak east of the pass, and Galatea Lakes in one manageable day. Be more...

4-Oct-2020 Off-Trail hike Mt Mann 707840 (The Battleship)

Our group left the Sentinel Day Use area at about 9:30 am and began by fording the rather chilly, knee deep, Highwood River to the start of the Cat more...

4-Oct-2020 Scramble Nihahi Ridge - Nihahi Creek loop

The blue sky didn't last for long and by the time we arrived at the ridge we had lots of clouds and a brisk breeze. At a slow but steady pace our e more...

4-Oct-2020 Off-Trail hike Warspite North Ridge Trip Full

We were ready to hike from Black Prince parking lot but one Rambler was missing. He had a flat tire not far from the trailhead. A few of more...

2-Oct-2020 Off-Trail hike Galatea Lakes

We started up Galatea Creek at 9:10 after noting temperatures as low as minus 1 on the drive through the Kananaskis valley, and it was a brisk 2 de more...

2-Oct-2020 Off-Trail hike East Panorama Ridge via Taylor Lake

We followed an almost full moon (and Mars until the sun came up) to the west under a cloudless sky. There was a faint amount of smoke in the air bu more...

2-Oct-2020 Scramble Banded Peak via Cornwall Cr- bike access

Four of us met at the Little Elbow Recreation Area parking lot just before 8:00 am. This beautiful Fall day started with a spectacular sunrise as w more...

1-Oct-2020 Trail hike Saddleback - Fairview Mtn A grand day in the Lake Louise area which is now less crowded than in the summer. Not much sun until the afternoon, but not much wind either.

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Week of 24-Sep-2020 to 30-Sep-2020
Date Activity Destination Report
30-Sep-2020 Off-Trail hike Pocaterra Ridge traverse from south end

Our group first met at the Little Highwood Pass parking lot at 9 am to drop off some shuttle vehicles before heading up to the Highwood Pass for th more...

30-Sep-2020 Off-Trail hike South Burstall Pass loop via Ridge 147230

The cloudy start gave way to blue skies and no more than a light wind, perfect for a long walk above treeline. We were at Burstall Pass by 10:30 an more...

30-Sep-2020 Off-Trail hike Gap/Elpoca col.

Five of us left the parking lot at Little Highwood and following Daffern's description found the very steep trail up to the col near Gap Ridge. more...

29-Sep-2020 Off-Trail hike ridge 301064 above Rawson Lake.(Sarrail ridge)

We had a good trip in warm but rather windy conditions. After a break by the south shore of Rawson lake we climbed the steep trail to the low point more...

28-Sep-2020 Trail hike Arnica summit

Thanks to a punctual gang, we set off under cloudy skies five minutes ahead of schedule.

The forecast winds were not in evidence and most more...

26-Sep-2020 Trail hike Eagle Hill & Deer Ridge

Most of us think of doing this trip in the spring, but it was a good choice for today, because of shelter from the worst of the strong winds and th more...

26-Sep-2020 Off-Trail hike Mist Hills - North Hill

A good sized, chatty group set off from Mist day use at 10am. The weather for the day could best be described as mixed! The trail was muddy in plac more...

26-Sep-2020 Off-Trail hike Zephyr Ridge

The Zephyr ridge loop is a very enjoyable hike in the Highwood area. We were a strong, compatible group for whom this hike was new except for the c more...


Week of 17-Sep-2020 to 23-Sep-2020
Date Activity Destination Report
23-Sep-2020 Trail hike Gibbon Pass via Altrude Creek & Twin Lakes

Nine of us met in the lower Twin Lakes parking by Castle Junction at 9:00 am. Even though the trail to Twin Lakes via Vista Lake and Arnica Lake is more...

22-Sep-2020 Trail hike Wally Drew Memorial - Centennial Ridge

This hike was called as a memorial to Wally Drew,a member of the Ramblers since 1956, and who passed away in January at the age of 93. Wally was in more...

20-Sep-2020 Trail hike Healy Creek - Eohippus Lake - Simpson Pass

This trip turned out much better than I expected.

When announced only 2 days previous, the forecast was for cool (<+10c) weather with more...

18-Sep-2020 Off-Trail hike West end of Odlum ridge

We didn't have any problems finding the well flagged trail and made good time to Odlum col.From there it's a short climb to the first top o more...

18-Sep-2020 Trail hike Zigadenus Lake

The drive to the mountains was rather smoky so we knew the long distance views were not going to be stellar. Never-the-less we had a rather nice da more...

17-Sep-2020 Trail hike Edith Pass-Gargoyle Valley-Cory Pass loop

Good hike.
We met and parked at the highway 1A barrier and then walked one km up to the trailhead at Fireside.
The bridge was out but more...

17-Sep-2020 Scramble Ptarmigan Peak

Seven of us met at Fish Creek parking lot at 9:00 am, and by 9:15 am were walking up the road to Temple Lodge. We continued on the trail to Skoki, more...


Week of 10-Sep-2020 to 16-Sep-2020
Date Activity Destination Report
13-Sep-2020 Off-Trail hike East Panorama Ridge via Taylor Lake, Max 10,FULL

Smoke dominated this Sunday. We were one day too late as smoke from burning fires in the NW USA rolled in the previous evening to mask any distant more...

13-Sep-2020 Scramble Protection Mtn Ridge Trip Full

It was an eclectic day. Fifty shades of larches, an abandoned cabin, smoke, and bears. Driving west on the Trans Canada Highway the sky more...

12-Sep-2020 Scramble Wasootch Peak to Kananaskis Peak

The connecting ridge between Wasootch Peak and Kananaskis Peak turned out to be an absolute delight! Our party of 3 started out at 8 am with perfec more...

11-Sep-2020 Trail hike Prairie Mtn - West Ridge Loop FULL

It was another bluebird day and very hot on Prairie Mountain. The trail up the front side is getting wider, more eroded and more braided every year more...

11-Sep-2020 Scramble Unity Peak - Lipalian Peak loop

This spectacular day in the mountains started with a special treat: two grizzly bears were spotted eating berries on the side of the road into the more...

10-Sep-2020 Off-Trail hike Pocaterra Ridge S to N

A brilliant blue-sky day on a beautiful ridge. We took our time during the day, taking many breaks and savouring the views. Coming down from the fi more...


Week of 3-Sep-2020 to 9-Sep-2020
Date Activity Destination Report
9-Sep-2020 Off-Trail hike Paget peak and North ridge

Last time we did this one we had hazy conditions from the BC forest fires.Not this time ,just a perfect bluebird day.We made good time to the old f more...

9-Sep-2020 Off-Trail hike summit 357404 southeast of Old Baldy Ridge

It was difficult to find information on Peak 357404 (3) however, we followed the description in Daffern's book Vol 41 Ed 4 page 118. This was t more...

8-Sep-2020 Trail hike Wasootch Ridge to 2nd cairn 365447

We had a preview of winter with varying amounts of fresh snow all the way up Wasootch Ridge from valley bottom. There were likely a few “why more...

5-Sep-2020 Trail hike Mt Lipsett 470014

Traffic was heavy leaving Calgary on the TransCanada but it moved along well and there was not an issue at the sometimes problematic stop light for more...

5-Sep-2020 Scramble Threepoint Mtn

It appeared slightly smoky today on the drive to Little Elbow, but was not too bad on arrival. From the parking lot, Threepoint Mtn. is clearly vis more...

4-Sep-2020 Trail hike Stanley Glacier Basin

Good day. Fresh temperature for the start and warm by the end of the hike.
At the head of the valley we followed the trail on climber's more...

4-Sep-2020 Off-Trail hike Iyarhe Ipan and Swany's Ridge

What the heck is Iyarhe Ipan? Well in the Stoney language it means Mountain Point. Why go there? Well from the east the hills across the river from more...


Week of 27-Aug-2020 to 2-Sep-2020
Date Activity Destination Report
1-Sep-2020 Trail hike Powderface Ridge 515344

The sky was the bluest and best of Alberta skies and it was a warm day on the hike to Powderface Ridge from the south, except for the icy wind on t more...

1-Sep-2020 Mountain bike Telephone Loop

Enjoyable riding with few challenging spots,some pushing.Telephone-Long Distance-Reconect-Telephone-Moose Connector-Mountain Road.

Thanks S more...

1-Sep-2020 Off-Trail hike Grizzly Ridge 414055 traverse

A lovely ridgewalk spoiled only by the gale force winds.Once on the ridge proper we split the group with half going to the summit and the other hal more...

30-Aug-2020 Scramble Outlaw Peak

The thermometer hovered just above freezing as we mounted our bikes for an early morning 12 km ride up the Little Elbow trail to Romulus campground more...

29-Aug-2020 Trail hike Cox Hill

We had a cloudy start from Dawson trailhead and it was cool enough to begin with an extra clothing layer until the climbing warmed you up. At the v more...

28-Aug-2020 Scramble Old Baldy 344408 Limit 8-Trip Full

Eight of us met at the trailhead at Evan Thomas for the Old Baldy Climb. We followed the previous route taken by Kevin on June 23 and more...

27-Aug-2020 Scramble Peak 466270 NE of Glasgow

This ridge never fails to please with the views! Sunny weather, not much wind most of the time and not a difficult hike. It was new to two of the p more...


Week of 20-Aug-2020 to 26-Aug-2020
Date Activity Destination Report
26-Aug-2020 Off-Trail hike Lineham Ridge 582972

It was a blue sky day in the Highwood and temperatures were not too hot for the most part. We stayed on the right bank of Lineham Creek on the way more...

26-Aug-2020 Trail hike Eagle Hill FULL

We enjoyed a warm, bluebird day, and only saw two other people all day on our hike to Deer Ridge and Eagle Hill. I have never seen the country so d more...

23-Aug-2020 Trail hike Powderface Ridge

I might post more trips with a "modest Rambler" pace if it means that I get six ladies and no other men! It was cool and a little overcas more...

23-Aug-2020 Trail Hike Talus Lake 428207 (Bike and Hike)

Participants: Maria, Gordon, Jenny.

And then there were 3.

It sounds like an ominous start (or end) to a horror more...