|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...|
|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...|
|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/
15 km 300 m el.gain
|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...
|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...|
|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...|
|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...
|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...|
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.
|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...|
|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!
The Sawmill loop more...
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...|
|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.
|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...|
|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.
|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...|