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Week of 18-Jan-2018 to 24-Jan-2018
Date Activity Destination Report
21-Jan-2018 Snowshoeing Boulton Creek to Pocaterra Hut We had a fabulous offtrail hike today.  On agreement of all participants, we decided to start from Boulton Creek rather than William Watson Lodge more...
21-Jan-2018 Snowshoeing Rawson L snowshoe It was another beautiful day in the mountains. We arrived at Upper Kananaskis Day Use area shortly before 10:00 am. The temperature on Highway 40 was more...
20-Jan-2018 Off-Trail skiing South Burstall Pass: FULL When we met at 7.00am at Shouldice batting cages we were given a leaflet requesting that we park nearer the river at the weekends. So we moved 100 met more...
20-Jan-2018 Trail skiing Nakiska: Skogan Pass It was a very busy day at Nakiska and very crowded in the lodge this was  probably because the international ski cross trials were being held.&nb more...
19-Jan-2018 Downhill skiing Mount Norquay -downhill Skiing Three Ramblers headed up to Norquay to get our seniors season's ski pass and to ski for a half  a day. At $96 including tax, it's a great more...

Week of 11-Jan-2018 to 17-Jan-2018
Date Activity Destination Report
16-Jan-2018 Off-Trail hike Entrance Ridges (Muley & Carry Ridge) It was a fine, spring-like day for a January hike.  There was a light chilly breeze when we set out from the cars, but layers were coming off bef more...
15-Jan-2018 Off-Trail skiing Hero Knob south valley Good weather and better than expected snow.
When I posted this trip part of my comments included "Depending on conditions either continue more...
14-Jan-2018 Snowshoeing SE Shoulder of Mount Indefatigable Seven Ramblers were treated to a sunny windless day in the Kananaskis Lakes area. Even though all of the group had done this trip many times in the su more...
13-Jan-2018 Track skiing West Bragg Ski Trails: general Good day on trail. Excellent snow and grooming, sunny day with some breeze. Temperature from 12 bellow to 6 above. Great group thanks everyone special more...
13-Jan-2018 Snowshoeing Cascade Amphitheatre snowshoe Three of us left Calgary when it was still dark, but we were not alone on the highway. It seems that everybody was delighted with warm temperatures an more...
13-Jan-2018 Off-Trail skiing Gypsum Mine yoyo ski the trees A warm and beautiful day in the mountains. 8 ramblers set off in search of untracked powder and we found it. Started at 10 am and deskinned at noon fo more...
13-Jan-2018 Track skiing Ribbon C Ski Trails: Kovach, Terrace & more A good day at Ribbon Creek, the arctic air had moved out just in time for Saturday and it was sunny for the most part. On the drive out a bald eagle w more...

Week of 4-Jan-2018 to 10-Jan-2018
Date Activity Destination Report
7-Jan-2018 Snowshoeing Rummel L snowshoe We enjoyed mild weather and little wind on on our snowshoe up to Rummel Lake.  The trail was well packed, making an easy ascent.  We found a more...
7-Jan-2018 Off-Trail skiing Smuts Pass via Commonwealth C In our search for untracked powder and good Yo-Yo skiing, we headed up Commonwealth Creek on a rather gray morning. We did find untracked snow, but it more...
7-Jan-2018 Off-Trail skiing Rummel - Chester traverse Rummel Chester Traverse

It was a fine day for a ski tour, with mild temperatures good visibility and a few patches of sun.  With l more...
7-Jan-2018 Snowshoeing South End of Lawson Fresh air, snow and friends, a great way to wrap up the holidays before heading back to work. Even though this small peak has become popular in the la more...
6-Jan-2018 Trail skiing Tower L We left the trail head parking lot at Castle Mountain Junction at 9.30am. It was clear and -4c. While all were on basic old style tele-gear, skins of more...
6-Jan-2018 Snowshoeing Shark L (Marushka L) snowshoe It was a mild, shirtsleeves kind of day as the temperature hovered around 0 all day.  We arrived at the lake about 11:45 where we stopped for a s more...
6-Jan-2018 Track skiing Upper L.Louise from Tramline PL An excellent day on the Lake Louise trails, the temperature at the start was -4C and didn't warm up much so the snow conditions were preserved. Af more...
4-Jan-2018 Track skiing West Bragg Ski Trails: general-slow pace Good weather,excellent ski condition,great group.Thank everyone/Bill for pictures and numbers/
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4-Jan-2018 Trail skiing Pipestone trackset trails Excellent ski conditions. Track set that morning, about -10C, barely any wind, sunny once the mist burned off. We did either 19.2 or 17.3 kms dependin more...
4-Jan-2018 Snowshoeing Wasootch Ridge to 2nd cairn 365447

We had the ridge to ourselves and that made for a spectacular day. Although there was some debate on whether the snowshoes were needed, in the end more...


Week of 28-Dec-2017 to 3-Jan-2018
Date Activity Destination Report
3-Jan-2018 Off-Trail skiing North Black Prince yoyos A/T aka Blacksmith A -8c  beautiful day found six ramblers searching for that elusive untracked powder. Unfortunately, the avalanche chutes we had planned to ski ha more...

Week of 21-Dec-2017 to 27-Dec-2017
Date Activity Destination Report
27-Dec-2017 Off-Trail skiing Rossland and West Kootenay Trip Full Wow-what a trip.  Last year we had howling winds and frigid temperatures; but this year we enjoyed -8 to -4 while Calgarians had -29.  We ma more...

Week of 28-Dec-2017 to 3-Jan-2018
Date Activity Destination Report
1-Jan-2018 Off-Trail skiing Quartz Ridge A nice day to travel through the Sunshine Meadows.

Many thanks to everybody for coming out on this trip. And a big thanks to Gerald for more...
1-Jan-2018 Trail hike Calgary Zoo stroll
A stroll at the Zoo to start the New Year. It started off a little cold so we ducked into the penguin exhibit in time to see the feeding session: more...

Week of 21-Dec-2017 to 27-Dec-2017
Date Activity Destination Report
23-Dec-2017 Trail skiing Sulphur Mt Road We started from the Cave Basin -25 and cold.  Luckily, the heated washrooms were open and we warmed up before staring to ski.  The five of u more...
22-Dec-2017 Off-Trail skiing beginner to intermediate ski near Black Prince 9 Ramblers left the Black Prince parking lot at 10 am in a cool -14C trip heading up over Warspite lake to the hourglass west of the tree triangle whe more...

Week of 14-Dec-2017 to 20-Dec-2017
Date Activity Destination Report
20-Dec-2017 Social Christmas potluck About 50 Rambler braved the snowy roads to partake of the annual Christmas potluck. Fine dining was the reward and no one went home hungry.
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19-Dec-2017 Off-Trail skiing Chester L ski to Elephant Rocks Three other Ramblers, like me, were looking for a short ski day out in the mountains away from the busy round of family and friends that comes at this more...
17-Dec-2017 Trail hike Ranger Ridge via Fullerton Loop & Bobcat
With temperatures just above freezing, we had a nice day for a hike. As usual, though, the portions of the trails along the valley floor were sol more...
16-Dec-2017 Track skiing Kananaskis Lakes Ski Trails: Elk Pass The temperature steadily dropped as we left Calgary and descended to -13C when we arrived at the Elk Pass trailhead. The snow was looking very skimpy more...
15-Dec-2017 Off-Trail skiing Warspite Cirque / Black Prince Lakes We left the trailhead a little after 9:00 am and as expected the trail towards the Black Prince triangle had seen lots of travel and was well packed. more...

Week of 7-Dec-2017 to 13-Dec-2017
Date Activity Destination Report
12-Dec-2017 Off-Trail skiing Four Day Ski from Field BC Ten of us left Calgary and started from the weather station just south of the Bow Summit Parking Lot. We skied up the tight hard packed trail through more...
12-Dec-2017 Trail hike West Bragg Boundary Ridge It was another beautiful day with warm sunshine and dry trail conditions, except for the sheet of ice around the West Bragg Creek trailhead.  The more...
12-Dec-2017 Off-Trail skiing Healy Pass via Healy Creek Sunny with a few clouds, temps just below zero, trail very icy for the first km progressively better thereafter, some nice snow for turns off the pass more...
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!

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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...
9-Dec-2017 Off-Trail skiing Hidden L, Little Richardson NE slope Seven of us (with 4 from Canmore) arrived at Fish Creek parking lot and were surprised at the -18.5 temperature.  Where was that warm weather for 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, so we headed for the Tiger Lily loop to find protection in more...
5-Dec-2017 Off-Trail skiing Purple Bowl Trip summary:  good friends + good weather + good snow + good touring + reasonable to good yoyo laps + good views = a perfect RMR day.
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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.  The 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...