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Week of 22-Jun-2017 to 28-Jun-2017
Date Activity Destination Report
23-Jun-2017 Off-Trail hike Prairie Mtn - West Ridge Loop It was a fine day for a hike up the old reliable, Prairie Mtn. It was overcast much of the time and the high humidity made for a sweaty ascent up the more...
22-Jun-2017 Scramble Tiara Peak via Belmore Brown I was not optimistic about this trip at all when we met at Shouldice at 7.30am. In Calgary it was quite cool and windy, with the weather people warnin more...

Week of 15-Jun-2017 to 21-Jun-2017
Date Activity Destination Report
21-Jun-2017 Off-Trail hike Mt Lipsett Horseshoe We approached Highwood Pass from the north in a light rain, 3 degrees and wind, after seeing deer, sheep and a big black bear on the way out from more...
20-Jun-2017 Trail hike Jumpingpound Ridge to Cox Hill We celebrated the summer solstice amid dazzling displays of alpine flowers on the summits of Jumping Pound Mountain and Cox Hill. 
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20-Jun-2017 scramble Mount Richardson It was a long day with great views. After the hour walk up the Temple Lodge road, we stopped to discuss our approach options for Mount Richardson. Con more...
18-Jun-2017 Scramble Grotto Mtn traverse from ACC clubhouse Up the direct route, lunch on summit of Mt Grotto admiring the views but hiding from a chilly wind, traverse along ridge to east a ways to drop over a more...
18-Jun-2017 Trail hike Mt Burke We had a cool breeze above treeline but no rain, although we could see a shower to the northwest.

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18-Jun-2017 Off-Trail hike Mist Ridge south summit The green hills around Mist Ridge were spectacular in all their spring glory. Mist Mountain stayed true to its name and was shrouded in clouds for mos more...
16-Jun-2017 Scramble Squaw's Tit 164660 Fun trip. Reasonable weather which was generally hot and muggy, though we saw a few snow flakes at the end of lunch.. About 8 hours car to car.
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16-Jun-2017 Off-Trail hike L Highwood Pass - Pocaterra Ridge traverse Pocaterra Ridge - 2017 When we arrived at the Highwood Pass the weather looked very grim. Cloud obscured the surrounding peaks; the temperature was more...
15-Jun-2017 Trail hike Wasootch Ridge We reached the summit via the non-scramble route in just under 4 hours which included a short snack break. The wind was chilly when on the ridge since more...
15-Jun-2017 Scramble Tent Ridge Horseshoe 154311, 146308 Trip Full Heigh ho, heigh ho, it's up the snow we go.  After leaving the cars the first part of the trail up Tent Ridge was fine; that is, until we re more...

Week of 8-Jun-2017 to 14-Jun-2017
Date Activity Destination Report
12-Jun-2017 Road bike Highwood Pass from Highwood Junction We had a fabulous ride in near-perfect weather.

Heading out from Highwood Junction at 10:15 we noticed that Wallace was quite a bit fas more...
12-Jun-2017 Trail hike Prairie Mtn - West Ridge Loop It was a bluebird summer day on Prairie Mountain.  We saw at least half a dozen deer on the morning drive through lush green foothills to the Pow more...
12-Jun-2017 Trail hike Mt Kidd L/O 286417 Hot day with occacional refreshing breeze, very steep, great view, enjoyable group. Thanks everyone.
9 km, 650 m el.gain
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11-Jun-2017 Off-Trail hike Midnight Peak 380492 via Baldy Pass The trip was a walk back to winter.  After a cool sunny start, we reached the previous night's snowfall around 1750 meters. There was a profu more...
11-Jun-2017 Off-Trail hike Bull Creek Hills 732888 loop via Marston Creek The mountains to the west had fresh snow as we drove west on 22X but when we got to the Highwood it was apparent that little new snow had fallen and t more...
11-Jun-2017 Trail hike Nihahi Ridge viewpoint 486296
We could see snow on the tops of Powderface Ridge, Forgetmenot Ridge , and Prairie Mountain as we drove to the trailhead, but our trail up to Nih more...
11-Jun-2017 Off-Trail hike Peak 403471 via Belmore Browne A huge pile of demerit points for the coordinator!!
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9-Jun-2017 Road bike Highwood Pass from N. barrier at P.L. Park We had some rough weather but seven Ramblers made it to the Highwood Pass, long enough for a photo and hasty retreat.
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8-Jun-2017 Scramble Ship's Prow Peak Good day out in hot somewhat muggy conditions. Following Carl's google earth image from 2013, we only went to Ship's Prow Peak where we had lu more...

Week of 1-Jun-2017 to 7-Jun-2017
Date Activity Destination Report
7-Jun-2017 Scramble Nihahi Ridge, South Summit 482303 It was a great day on the ridge above the Elbow valley. We had a warm day, clear sky and the forecast gusty winds did not materialize.
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7-Jun-2017 Mountain bike Boundary Ridge-Elbow trail loop Great ride in foothills with enjoyable group. Elbow-Ranger-Boundary-Iron-Elbow. 20 km, 414 m el.gain /just enough/. Thanks everyone.
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6-Jun-2017 Scramble Opal Ridge- N Peak Our group of seven hardy ramblers (five from Calgary and two from Canmore) parked cars in the Hwy 40 ditch about 0.5 km south of the Eau Clair campgro more...
3-Jun-2017 Trail hike Cox Hill We had a pleasant hike up Cox hill today in good weather. The wind was a bit chilly at the top but we settled out of the wind for a short lunch break. more...
3-Jun-2017 Off-Trail hike Grassi Knob via Highline Trail Great day with great group. We did little loop dropping down by gully on east side. Works good thanks to Clifton guiding. Thanks everyone.
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3-Jun-2017 Scramble Baldy Mt from Baldy Pass including Baldy South Another great day in the mountains. Thanks to everyone for coming out, and a special thanks to Christine G. for being my mentor, and to Cathryn for th more...
3-Jun-2017 Scramble Ship's Prow Peak We had great weather and a bluebird sky for Ship’s Prow Peak. This mountain was a first for seven of the Rambler’s which made for an epic more...

Week of 25-May-2017 to 31-May-2017
Date Activity Destination Report
31-May-2017 Scramble Mt Lawrence Grassi 127567 We started along the canal from the Goat Creek parking lot at 9.00am and about 9.30am tuned left at a huge cairn up a drainage. One thing about this p more...

Week of 18-May-2017 to 24-May-2017
Date Activity Destination Report
20-May-2017 Trail hike Dingle Way, Ireland inn-to-inn hike The luck of the Irish was ours as we enjoyed 10 days together in beautiful weather in the ultra green mountain landscape of Ireland's Dingle Penin more...

Week of 25-May-2017 to 31-May-2017
Date Activity Destination Report
28-May-2017 Scramble Loder Peak 302616 via Door Jamb We had great weather today for this scramble. The trails up have proliferated over the years. Lots of little beetles greeted us at the summit. They pr more...
27-May-2017 Scramble Wasootch Peak GR335455 NAD83 Seven ramblers left the vehicles at 9:15 am and headed up the dry creek bed at the trail head. It was a perfect day to be in the mountains, with brill more...
27-May-2017 Scramble Mount McDougall via "Volcano Peak" I was very fortunate to be joined by a couple of competent and adventurous members: Sim and Damian, on this poke into more snowy terrain. At the more...
27-May-2017 Off-Trail hike Grizzly Peak 326250 A perfect day to do the popular hike up Grizzly peak. The steep trail was bare and dry and only before the saddle we encountered some snow .After a lo more...

Week of 18-May-2017 to 24-May-2017
Date Activity Destination Report
22-May-2017 Off-Trail hike Mt Hoffman 635083 We had no problem finding the old road and following the well flagged trail to the summit of Hoffman. For such a low summit the views are quite nice A more...
22-May-2017 Snowshoeing Mt Haffner When we arrived at the Numa Falls parking lot it was 8C with a bluebird sky. There was no snow on the ground and a hot day lay ahead, we contemplated more...
21-May-2017 Trail hike Aylmer Lookout We couldn't have ordered a better day for our hike.  It was cool enough at the start that we needed a light layer but by the time we mounted more...
21-May-2017 Trail hike Eagle Hill 455604
Despite the heavy westbound traffic, the parking lot at Sibald Lake had lots of room. The trail was mostly dry, with some muddy sections that wer more...
21-May-2017 Scramble Morrowmount Morrowmount (2540 m.) is the high point at the head of Jura Creek.  It was named for Canmore mountaineer and photographer Patrick Morrow.  A more...

Week of 11-May-2017 to 17-May-2017
Date Activity Destination Report
16-May-2017 Off-Trail hike Missinglink from west Great breakfast hike before rain move in. Main trail well used  and mark with flags /no bushwacking this time/. No wind-great view on top. Back i more...
13-May-2017 Trail hike Jumpingpound loop
A sunny day and a mostly dry trail combined for a pleasant hike. There are still not many flowers out – just violets, buffalo beans an more...
13-May-2017 Off-Trail hike Mustang Hills Mostly sunny with cold wind. After confusing start- I was not clear which way we go so we ended It doing bushwacking way and using some game trail and more...
13-May-2017 Off-Trail hike Opal Ridge 317268 Participants: Christine, Janice, Theresa, Yoko, Bruce, Chip, John, Harold, Damian and Zora
Ten Ramblers and a dog left Calgary at 7:30 am and w more...
12-May-2017 Trail hike Sheep Trail, Windy Point, Foran Grade loop Considering the rainshowers earlier Friday morning we couldn't have asked for a nicer day!  We only found a small amount of mud where we star more...

Week of 4-May-2017 to 10-May-2017
Date Activity Destination Report
10-May-2017 Scramble Loder Peak 302616 via Door Jamb A fun day in the mountains , good practice for future scrambles. Thanks to all for great company.Participants: Ron,Bill,Arnold, more...
6-May-2017 Road bike Elbow Falls-Little Elbow Great ride in good condition before large crowd show up. Thanks everyone
25 km  550 m el.gain
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6-May-2017 Trail hike Cross Conservation Area, Paradise Trail loop
Two ears appeared over the hill to the south of the washroom at the trailhead, followed by another two ears , and then a third pair of ears. The more...
4-May-2017 Off-Trail hike McConnell Point Good day in mountains, windy but warm. We did Razor's edge- McConnell Point- Quaite Valley loop. Various condition: ice, snow, mud, dry trail. Gre more...

Week of 27-Apr-2017 to 3-May-2017
Date Activity Destination Report
3-May-2017 Off-Trail hike Opal Ridge 317268 It was a great day to do Opal South. A mixture of sun and cloud on the way up and then mostly sun on the summit and on the way down. Spring is finally more...
30-Apr-2017 Trail hike West Bragg Creek Long Distance Trail The date of April 30 notwithstanding, it is still winter in the foothills.  You see the first small patches of snow in the ditches on Highway 22, more...
30-Apr-2017 Off-Trail hike Bull creek hills (South ridge route) Our valiant effort wasn't rewarded with success. Starting on a bare and dry ridge we soon got into snow, deeper and deeper as we gained elevation. more...